2 oz Gin (London Dry)
1 oz Aperol
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Orgeat
1 ds Cherry Bitters, Fee Brothers Cherry
1 twst Lemon peel

Shake & strain into chilled cocktail glass. Express twist, rim glass, and drop in.


Each ingredient plays its part, from nose to sip to swallow to finish. Layer after layer, with a sum greater than its parts.

Avoid Monin Orgeat on this one; it imparts an odd "chocolatey" flavor.


Formerly posted here as "The [Redacted] Cocktail." Among friends, this drink has a "bawdier" name (as seen at the Reference link), but I've finally settled on a name which better suits its flavor profile.

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2012 Another Cocktail Blog
Posted by bevx on 3/23/2012
Created by
Christopher Bevins
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(11 ratings)
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  • I'm not sure about this one. It's ok. I didn't use fresh lemon juice, so would like to try with that, may brighten it up. Seems like rum might pair better than gin. — ★★★
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bevx commented on 3/29/2013:

Self-curated... Changed cocktail name and updated Notes & History sections to reflect change.

Petticoat Junction: I saw five rating with an average of 4.5. I tried the cocktail, and it liked it--more than I thought I would. But the most I could squeeze out of it for a rating was 3.5. I wish people who rate a drink at 4.0 and above would make a comment that reveals what brought their liking for the cocktail to that level. When I rate a drink at 3.5 and many others are rating the same drink at 4.5, I begin to wonder: (1) am I too stringent in how I rate a given cocktail, or (2) Am I overlooking a characteristic and/or flavor ot the cocktail.

Sometimes, before I even make a given cocktail--thanks to one or two comments--I will make a change or two in the cocktail's recipe. Also, I'm trying to learn more about mixology, and often I find comments helpful in that regard. So, please, if you REALLY like a cocktail, let me and others know what lead you to rate a particular cocktail at 4.0 or higher. Thanks