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101 Best New Cocktails: Rose Colored Glasses by Daniel Dufek, Hi Hat Lounge, Milwaukee, WI.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

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Rose Colored Glassesrose colored glasses

Adapted from a recipe by Daniel Dufek, Hi Hat Lounge, Milwaukee, WI.

“Hey gaz, seeing as you’ve already tried this drink, I figured I’d throw it in the ring for the next edition of your book.  Thanks!” Daniel Dufek.

2 lemon twists (reserve 1 for garnish)

45 ml (1.5 oz) Plymouth gin

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Noilly Prat dry vermouth

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Lapsang Souchong Syrup*

2 dashes Angostura bitters

6 drops Bittercube Lemon Tree bitters

Stir over ice and strain into chilled coupe. Add the garnish.

*Lapsang Souchong Syrup: Brew tea at normal strength.  Add an equal amount of granulated sugar.  Stir until dissolved. 

gaz sez:   I did, indeed, sample this drink.  It was a finalist cocktail at a Plymouth Gin competition, and I tried it in Chicago when I was traveling with the good folk at Pernod-Ricard USA on the Pioneers of Mixology roadshow.

The Lapsang Souchong Syrup is what really pulls this drink together, and the Plymouth provides a sturdy backbone that can easily support all the bitters here, without getting lost in the crowd.

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