Death in the Gulf Stream

3 oz Genever
1   Key lime (juice and peel)
4 ds Bitters, Angostura (large dashes)
1 t Sugar (optional)
Muddle lime peel in lime juice, fill a Collins with crushed ice, add Angostura, lime juice/peel, and Genever, stir. Or, in Baker-ese: "Take a tall thin water tumbler and fill it with finely cracked ice. Lace this broken debris with 4 good purple splashes of Angostura, add the juice and crushed peel of 1 green lime, and fill glass almost full with Holland gin."
Baker again: "No sugar, no fancying. It’s strong, it’s bitter – but so is English ale strong and bitter, in many cases. We don’t add sugar to ale, and we don’t need sugar in a Death in the Gulf Stream – or at least not more than 1 tsp. Its tartness and its bitterness are its chief charm. It is reviving and refreshing; cools the blood and inspires renewed interest in food, companions and life."
Appears in Charles H. Baker's The Gentleman's Companion: Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon
From other users
  • Disagreed with the first sip as bitter and kind of medicinal, but this grew on me. — ☆☆☆
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