Beer seems to be the beverage of choice tonight, so let's go with another from the old tasting notes:
1 3/4 oz Old Tom gin (I like Hayman's, mostly because it's all I can find...)
1 oz Dubonnet Rouge (yum)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 tsp rose-hibiscus syrup (I use this stuff)
2-3 dashes Fee's Cranberry Bitters
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fat twist of lemon.
I wish I were classy enough to name this after Gone With the Wind. Nope. I first made it while watching The Prestige.
Dubonnet, by the way, is a fabulous aromatized wine, close cousin to vermouth. It's a wonderful apertif on its own but also plays nicely with a wide range of liquors.