Ellen's Folly

For Ellen... 60 years young and giving the finger to The Man.
1 12 oz Gin, St. George Terroir
34 oz Bianco Vermouth, Dolin
14 oz Cynar
14 oz Meyer lemon juice
14 oz Honey syrup (Infused with rosemary & sage)
2 ds Grapefruit bitters
1 twst Grapefruit peel
Instructions
Mix the first six ingredients in a pint glass. Add ice. Stir 30 seconds & strain into a chilled rocks glass. Add a large ice cube. Finish with a grapefruit twist. Alternatively, strain into a chilled coupe (pictured).
Notes
Initial citrus blast, followed by the piney, aromatic flavors from the Terroir, moving into a light bitterness from the Cynar & Meyer lemon, then finishing with the honey. Complex but smooth. Note that you could substitute Vya Whisper Dry for the Dolin, or orange bitters for the grapefruit.
History
First served on 2/28/2015 at the birthday and retirement party of a friend's mother in the eastern shadow of Mt. Diablo.
Q Williams
From other users
  • Perfect amount of spice, sweetness, and bitter — ☆☆☆☆☆
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