Moulin Rouge Cocktail

Moulin Rouge Cocktail

Moulin Rouge Cocktail

3 Dashes Grenadine. (1 barspoon homemade grenadine)
1/2 Apricot Brandy. (1 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot)
1/4 Orange Gin. (1/2 oz Orange Juice. Wait a sec! Oh, goddamn it!)
1/4 Lemon Juice. (1/2 oz Lemon Juice)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Here I was getting all in a bother about how weird the next cocktail looks, and I totally screwed the pooch on this one.

Orange Gin, not Orange Juice.

I was wondering why this cocktail had no booze!

In any case, as made, this isn’t awful. In fact it’s kind of tasty, in a kiddie cocktail kind of way. Heck, double the size or maybe serve it over rocks, and it would be a pretty awesome breakfast drink.

Sigh, I guess this will be a “do over” later tonight.

…a bit later…

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Moulin Rouge Cocktail

3 Dashes Grenadine. (1 barspoon homemade grenadine)
1/2 Apricot Brandy. (1 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot)
1/4 Orange Gin. (1/2 oz Orange Gin*)
1/4 Lemon Juice. (1/2 oz Lemon Juice)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

This is pretty good. I think I preferred it to the orange juice version. It’s a bit drier.

It’s sweet but not as super sweet as you expect with that much liqueur. That may be because both the R&W Apricot and my grenadine are not as sweet as some versions of same.

I find my ideal for sours is somewhere around the very difficult to write in fractions 1/2 oz Lemon, 3/4 oz liqueur.

*1/3 bottle of No. 209 Gin infused for a couple hours with 1 tbsp crushed Juniper Berries, 1 Whole Clove, 2 crushed Green Cardamom Pods, and the microplaned peel of 1 orange.

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.

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