Monday, December 17, 2018

Newport Cooler

Is this a Rhode Island or Virginia Drink? Where is Newport anyway? It doesn't matter. I made it with Vitae Modern Gin and that settles the issue. This is now a Charlottesville, VA cocktail.

The Newport Cooler is a summer drink designed to cool you down. These long drinks have a lot of ice and liquid that make them easy to drink. There's also a lot of flavors going on in this cocktail. Besides the juniper and orange you get from the gin, there's peach and brandy and the richness of sugary ginger ale.

I used Bird Dog peach whiskey instead of peach liqueur with not problems. There's enough sweetness here that you don't miss in in that small portion of peach flavor.
  • 2 oz. gin (Vitae modern gin used)
  • 1/2 oz. brandy (cognac please)
  • 1/2 oz. peach liqueur (Bird Dog peach whiskey)
  • 1/4 tsp. lime juice (just a pinch from a slice)
  • ginger ale
 Combine liquors and juice in a Collins glass full of ice. Top with ginger ale and stir.

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