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Day 259, Cocktail 257

Don’t you just love to start the week off feeling just fine and dandy?  That’s exactly how I felt Sunday after having had a pretty good weekend up to that point.  We were both in the mood for something with gin so I perused the “The Martini Book” and found this jim dandy of a cocktail.  It is a classic that goes back to the Savoy Cocktail book, published in the 1930’s, and considered a bible of sorts for the cocktail set.

  Fine and Dandy

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash Agnosturo bitters

Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake to chill and mix.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  No garnish needed.

This was a very nice cocktail.  The orange flavor of the triple sec and lemon from the juice being at the forefront, nicely backed by the juniper of the Beefeater gin that I used.  This was a very nice way to get a fruit flavored cocktail without it being overly sweet. 

A cocktail making hint for you on this one.  Whenever making a cocktail that calls for small amounts of aromatics like bitters add that ingredient first on your ice in your mixing glass or shaker.  It will coat the ice and become a little more evenly dispersed this way instead of adding it last to the other liquids in your shaker or mixer. 

Cheers!

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