Serve in aCoupe glass
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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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.
Adapted from a recipe created by Jim Meehan in 2012 for the cocktail menu at Chef's Club in Aspen, Colorado.
There are approximately 139 calories in one serving of Old Friend.