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Gin, Batch #2

Batch #1, while mixable was dominated by coriander. I don’t believe the 2:1 juniper to coriander ratio plays correctly for a “dry” gin. Perhaps this historical ratio is better suited towards Genever style gins, which indeed is what it tasted like. However, it that the sweetness may have come from the not-so-neutral initial spirit.

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Mustapha Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. gin 1/2 oz creme de casis 1/4 oz fresh lime juice (not syrup, please – it’s sweet enough already!) 1 egg white a generous dash or two of Tabasco Sauce

Shake with plenty of ice and strain, serve up.

This is a surprisingly tasty cocktail and has been featured frequently since […]

Saint Revivers

When I first tasted St. Germain I wasn’t confident that we’d be able to mix it well. Too floral. Too tropical. Too different. But, very, very delicious; Emily’s been sneaking it neat. However, I read that it should work well in place of Cointreau. In comes the Corpse Reviver Variation #2, a fabulous drink featuring […]

The Bijou

1 oz gin 2/3 oz dry vermouth 1/3 oz green Chartreuse Splash of Campari lemon twist

Stir with ice and serve up. We tried this the other night since on a whim and were frankly disappointed; the Junipero Gin just didn’t blend well with the other ingredients. Perhaps a mellower, milder gin would have […]