Old Friend

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Grapefruit zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Grapefruit juice (pink)
1/2 fl oz Italian red bitter liqueur
1/2 fl oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur
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Review:

Tart, dry and lightly bitter, but with just enough underlying sweetness to stroke the palate and make another sip so very desirable – a complex, bittersweet taste sensation. Brilliant as an aperitif on a hot summer's evening.

Jim's original recipe calls for 7.5ml (¼oz) elderflower liqueur but in October 2020, due to popular request (see comments below), I amended the above recipe to have twice the volume of elderflower liqueur.

History:

Adapted from a recipe created by Jim Meehan in 2012 for the cocktail menu at Chef's Club in Aspen, Colorado.

Nutrition:

There are approximately 139 calories in one serving of Old Friend.

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