Summer Time Cocktail
3/4 Gin. (1 1/2 oz Sarticious Gin)
1/4 Sirop-de-citron. (1/2 oz Homemade Sirop-de-Citron)
Shake well and strain into medium size glass; fill up with soda water.
You may recall my schtick on the South-Side Cocktail: soda if you’ve got some time and straight up if you don’t. Well, in this case I was trying to get a Savoy Cocktail made and photographed before heading out to meet some friends. No time for soda!
Kind of regretted that decision. Where I can see how this would have been OK as a long drink, as a short drink it was too sweet and concentrated. A lemon life saver of a drink. A half ounce of lemon juice would have brightened this a lot, and gone a long way towards making it palatable.
I used the Sarticious Gin, solely because I knew in the near future I would be trying the new gin from the same distiller, Blade, and I wanted to have it fresh in my mind.
Trying the Blade, there is a serious family resemblance.
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.