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
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).
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.
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
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  • Perfect amount of spice, sweetness, and bitter — ☆☆☆☆☆
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