Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Episode # 8 Lemoncholy Cocktail

As you might have guessed by now, the name of this cocktail is an anagram for the word melancholy. While it may be the most insanely brilliant play on words, the drink is even better. You see, The Last Word cocktail is literally one of the best drinks I have ever tasted, and I wanted to do some sort of variation with products. As you will notice, I have replaced the Chartreuse in the original recipe with Strega and traded out the lime juice for lemon. The only thing left to add is another layer of lemon with the lemon bitters from Fee Brothers. This cocktail is every bit as good as its inspiration, but what makes this one unique is that the result comes across a little less intense. If you want to start someone off slowly on the stronger classic cocktails, make this variation of The Last Word your starting point.

1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Strega
1 oz. Maraschino
1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
3 drops Fee Bros Lemon Bitters
Lemon Twist

1. Add all ingredients to ice-filled cocktail shaker.
2. Shake vigorously for about 20-seconds.
3. Strain into cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with lemon twist.

Music: Phil Woods "Black Flag"

No comments: