I used to hate gin. The smell, the taste...I just didn't know what to do with it.
But the more I learn, the more I can at least come to appreciate gin's palette. Maybe I was just blind to it before, but there's a secret citrus-y quality to the taste of gin, and at the behest of a certain client, I was inspired to *try* and pair it with something appropriate.
Apparently VERMOUTH goes well with Gin. Huh. Two of my hates. Go well together. Who knew?
...A lot of the bartending community, actually, I'm just biased against ingredients I rarely use, but AFTER this mix and the feedback it received, I may have just opened the door to venture into other pairings with my black cat of an alcohol.
Try this mix out for a refreshing adult summer drink, and if you're down to be little surprised by how beautiful things can pair. In retrospect, the pairing is obvious, and I'm happy to announce that after simply smelling the two in close proximity, my practice is paying off.
Again, this one ain't complicated.
3-4 oz Gin
2 oz Sweet Vermouth
2-4 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Stir and pour over some classy ice, then fill the glass with Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale.
A classy gentleman's drink of ginger. Enjoy.
See you at the table.
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