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Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the Room

Shake with ice and strain into coupe.

This one started out with me playing with the rhubarb and ginger liqueur. I wanted to pair that with the strawberry, but didn’t want too much additional sweetness so split that gin base with the Elephant London Dry, which I felt offered enough botanical interest to stand up to the other flavors. The Yellow Chartreuse smoothed things out and broadened the herbaceousness even further, but the drink needed some acid so a little lemon was added. The bitters completed the picture.

Yes, the name came directly because of the gin. Change the gin and you have to modify the name. Rules are rules.

Boston to Paris

Boston to Paris

  • 2.0 oz. Bully Boy Merchant gin
  • 0.5 oz. apricot liqueur (Rothman and Winter)
  • 0.25 oz. Cocchi Americano
  • 0.25 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 dashes absinthe

Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Bright and refreshing, with the anise highlighting the apricot sweetness against the gin’s botanicals. An elegant sipper for either side of the Atlantic.