101 Best New Cocktails: The Big Pink by Jason Simplot, Suite 410, Seattle, WA, USA
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The Big Pink
Jason Simplot, Suite 410, Seattle, WA, USA
“A boozy patio cocktail for gin drinking ladies in the know. It’s got brand recognition, and yet it also has plenty of complex, esoteric things going. Named after the debut album, Music From The Big Pink, by The Band,” Jason Simplot
15 ml (.5 oz) St. Germain elderflower liqueur
7.5 ml (.25 oz) Campari
22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh grapefruit juice
3 drops Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters
1 rose, fashioned from grapefruit rinds, and 1 lime leaf, as garnishes
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled coupette. Add the garnishes
gaz sez: Well I sure as hell didn’t fashion no rose out of grapefruit rinds to test this one, but it is a pretty superb quaff. Show me some cardamom and I’ll follow you anywhere . . .