Seventh Heaven Cocktail (No. 2)
1 Tablespoonful Grapefruit Juice. (1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed Grapefruit Juice)
1/4 Maraschino. (1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino)
3/4 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Beefeater’s Gin)
Stir well and place a sprig of green Mint on top.
The Seventh Heaven (No. 2) is quite similar to the Colonial Cocktail, with the Grapefruit and Maraschino ratio inverted. And, as such, boy is it pretty awful. I had hope there would be some magic between the bitterness of the grapefruit and the funk of the Maraschino. The Colonial is, after all, a pretty tasty cocktail. But, unless you really like a Maraschino funky, sweet, bitter grapefruit, after dinner cocktail, I’d say avoid the Seventh Heaven (No. 2).
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.