Posts Tagged ‘Hendrick’s’
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Adapted from a recipe by Kate McDonald, Veneto Lounge, Victoria, BC.
“When I started bartending I was eager to make my own drink, but patience is necessary both for great things and product conservation. This was the first drink I created (with the newly acquired knowledge of flavour affinities), and years later it still seems to be the number one drink my patrons order and tell their friends about.
“Yes, the name is supposed to have an exclamation mark. The chef I was working with at the time use to call me Jenkins. At first I simply thought he didn’t know my name, but I think he just liked to yell that more than ‘Katie.’ The name has now become a sort of ‘nom-de-bar’ used by those who have worked with me.” Kate McDonald.
60 ml (2 oz) Hendrick’s gin
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Giffard Lichi Li liqueur
22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lemon juice
15 ml (.5 oz) honey syrup
7.5 ml (.25 oz) rose water
1 dash Bitter Truth lemon bitters
Shake and double-strain into chilled coupe.
gaz sez: Pure, simple, refreshing, and perfect for springtime sipping. This drink will fly over the bar at a very rapid rate of knots.
Tags: bartender, cocktail, DrinkWire, gaz regan, Hendrick's, Kate McDonald, Veneto Lounge
Posted in 101 Best New Cocktails 2013 |
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
This is one of 2011′s 101 Best New Cocktails.
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In a Pickle by Ted Kilgore, Taste by Niche,Saint Louis,MO
Adapted from a recipe by Ted Kilgore, Taste by Niche,Saint Louis,MO.
“I created this cocktail because I had a guest request something that tasted like a pickle. It then became my best-selling cocktail.” Ted Kilgore.
2 cucumber slices
1 small dill sprig
45 ml (1.5 oz) Hendrick’s gin
15 ml (.5 oz) Velvet Falernum
15 ml (.5 oz)St.Germain
22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lime juice
1 cucumber slice, as garnish
1 small dill sprig, as garnish
Muddle the cucumber and dill in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds and strain into an ice-filled highball glass (I use one large cube). Rub the rim of the glass with the cucumber slice, then lay the cucumber gently on top of the drink. “Spank” the dill sprig, then set it on top of the cucumber slice. Serve with a short straw and an impish grin.
gaz sez: Ted’s my favorite crazy bastard bartender. There, I’ve said it. What impresses me most about his drinks is his flexibility. Most of his creations tend toward the strong, Manhattan-like twists on classics, though he takes the twists to extremes at times. Then, when you’re least expecting it, he comes up with a dainty little number like this drink, and the cocktail turns out to be as smooth as a finely-tuned Harley. Let’s say that this is Ted showing us his feminine side, huh?
Tags: gaz regan, Hendrick's, ted kilgore
Posted in 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011 |