Adapted from a recipe by Satvik “Rick” Ahuja, Quarter Bar & Restaurant, Leicester, UK.
“I created this drink as gin is usually used in pre dinner aperitif style drinks eg. Martini, Negroni, G&T etc., or as refreshers in Fizzes, Tom Collins, Aviations etc. I wanted to create a drink to show how gin could be used to great affect in the after dinner category where brown spirits usually tend to dominate. Hence my use of a slightly softer yet rooty style of gin which marries well with the spice from Kummel and the nuttiness of the Maraschino also gives it the desired sweetness without making it overly cloying or heavy,” Satvik “Rick” Ahuja.
45 ml (1.5 oz) Plymouth gin
10 ml (.3 oz) Luxardo maraschino liqueur
10 ml (.3 oz) Kummel
1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters # 6
1 maraschino cherry, as garnish
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.