Saturday, January 26, 2019

Rue The Day

(Photo By Ned Drummond)

Here's an original cocktail with Forbidden Fruit, gin and a ton of fresh citrus. It is both bitter and tart and like nothing you've had before in a cocktail. That is because it and the Forbidden Fruit spirit it contains are made with Pomelo, a grapefruit-like fruit from the rue family. Other rues include tangarine, lemon, lime, orange and blood orange. It is as if the entire rue family is represented in this very exotic drink.

Going along with all that bitterness is the very herbaceous MurLarkey ImaGination gin. It doesn't get lost in all of that flavor and Forbidden Fruit, which tends to flatten out base spirits. Instead, it's rosemary notes shine through and add depth.
  • 1 1/2 oz. MurLarkey Imagination Gin
  • 1 oz. Forbidden Fruit
  • 1 oz. pomelo juice
  • 1/2 oz. tangerine juice
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • pomelo peel twist
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with pomelo peel.

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