Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Scarlett

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.

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