1 2⁄3 oz Gin, Tanqueray 10
1 2⁄3 oz Cynar
1 t Lychee liqueur, Soho
1 twst Grapefruit peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Stir, strain, up, coupe, garnish with grapefuit zest and a rose petal

Notes

Dashes of Fernet are from a re-used Angostura bottle, about 1 tsp total.

History

Qualified for the Finals of the 2012 Diageo Wolrd Class competition. Paulo "made it thinking about mother-in-laws and their sweet/bitter dualities. The lychee comes as subtle perfume, in the best possible way.'

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Choke Me Softly, Paolo Freitaz
2012 Diageo Brands, 2012 Brazilian World Class competition
Posted by Dan on 5/25/2012
Created by
Paulo Freitas, Brazil
Year
2012
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  • Excellent. Just a hint of menthol from the Fernet. Used Beefeater and sub'd Thyme liqueur for Lychee. Try with St. Germain or Pear eau-de-vie — ★★★★
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