Green Isaac's Special

Difford's Guide
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Serve in a

Collins glass

Photographed in a

Rondo Highball Glass 37cl

Garnish:

Lime wedge on rim

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
3 fl oz Coconut water
1/6 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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Review:

Ernest Hemingway hardened drinker who also suffered from haemochromatosis (a rare hereditary disease that can lead to diabetes) so avoided sugar. With this in mind I've subtly softened and mellowed his creation. It's still on the dry side and plenty strong enough, but hopefully better balanced.

History:

Named after the small Bahamian island of Great Isaac Cay, the Green Isaac's Special appears in Ernest Hemingway's autobiographical novel Islands in the Stream where the great author wrote, "Thomas Hudson tasted, took a swallow and felt the cold that had the sharpness of the lime, the aromatic varnishy taste of the Angostura and the gin stiffening the lightness of the ice-cold coconut water.

Nutrition:

One serving of Green Isaac's Special contains 116 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.1 standard drinks
  • 11.26% alc./vol. (22.52° proof)
  • 15.8 grams of pure alcohol
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