Monday, February 26, 2018


Not a great cocktail, the Bennett. Much of it has to do with the choice of ingredients, but there's a proportionality issue with this one. Mostly that a half ounce of lime juice and three dashes of Angostura bitters will blow anything out. With that in mind, a dry and powerfully flavored gin would stand up better here.

As it was, I chose the mellow Catoctin Creek Watershed gin. This gin is fine in most circumstances, and I only wonder if it was somewhat at fault here. But the Bennett is itself a tropical drink. Any gin you choose would still just be the base behind the lime and tropical spice of the bitters. So why use gin at all. Rum maybe?
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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