Southern Gin Cocktail
2 Dashes Curacao. (5ml/1tsp Brizard Orange Curacao)
2 Dashes Orange Bitters. (2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters)
1 Glass Dry Gin. (2 oz Junipero Gin)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass. (Squeeze Orange Peel over glass and drop in.)
Wow, well, while, like the Aviation Cocktail, this comes from Hugo Ensslin’s “Recipes for Mixed Drinks”. Unlike the Aviation, I don’t think you’ll be seeing it on any bar menus in the near future. Talk about your gin Cock-tails, this is exactly that, a literal 19th Century style “Gin Cocktail”. If you don’t really enjoy the gin you’re mixing with, this cocktail is not going to fix it.
Most importantly, should you order this cocktail tonight, May 23, during the next Savoy Night at Alembic Bar? You know, with an Old Tom or Genever, this might be an interesting cocktail. But with a Dry Gin, this is pretty much just a big, cold, glass of slightly orangey gin. Unless you’re ready to deal with that, this is probably not the cocktail for you.
Hope to see you tonight from 6PM on, at Alembic Bar, next to the Red Vic, in the Upper Haight!
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.