Chorus Lady Cocktail
The Juice of 1/4 Orange
1/3 Dry Gin (1 oz BlueCoat Gin)
1/3 Italian Vermouth (1 oz Cinzano Rosso)
1/3 French Vermouth (1 oz Noilly Prat Dry)
Shake well and strain into medium-size glass. Add slice of orange and a cherry. (Uh, oops, I forgot to add a “flag” and instead used an orange twist for the garnish. Ooops!)
A few people have told me that BlueCoat mixes well with citrus, so I thought I would try it in this Bronx-like cocktail.
I think my taste might have been a little off the night I tried this; but, my initial reaction was that the Cinzano Rosso completely overwhelmed the cocktail, and that I might as well have been using vodka for all that the BlueCoat added.
After the cocktail warmed a bit, it seemed like there was some sort of bitter menthol/eucalyptus aftertaste. I dunno if that was the Eastern Mediterranean organic Juniper berries or the leftovers of a slight overdose of Thai Basil in the Pho I had for dinner. Something seemed weird. Anyway, to me, BlueCoat didn’t seem to work in the Chorus Lady.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.