Orange zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 fl oz||Hayman's London Dry Gin|
|1 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)|
|1 fl oz||Pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)|
|2 drop||Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)|
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Tangy grapefruit laced with gin and a hint of orange. Tart finish.
Braces are the ropes that control the angle of the sails and on square-rigged ships, the mainbrace is the longest rope in the rigging. If the mainbrace was shot away during a battle then the ship would be rendered unmaneuverable. The mainbrace runs through blocks so cannot be repaired with a short splice or a knot. Instead, a long slice is needed so, even outside of battle, this is a difficult and skilled job. Hence, it was customary for the men who spliced the mainbrace to be rewarded with an extra ration of rum.
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