Archive for April 2021

Plum the Depths

Plum the Depths

Stir with ice and strain into coupe.

A nice, sweet yet subtle tipple that adds plum to the rhubarb and ginger liqueur with gin as a base. The Lillet brightens the drink and adds a note of bitterness, which the orange bitters enhance.

A plumb line was used to measure ocean depths by sailors, and it seemed a shame not to take advantage of a good (bad?) pun. Perhaps I should have waited for a plum tiki drink, but that ship has now sailed.

Let’s Be Seville

Let’s Be Seville

  • 2.0 oz. Tanqueray Sevilla Orange gin
  • 0.5 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 0.25 oz. creme de noyaux (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.25 oz. elderfloewer liqueur (St. Germain)
  • Dash of orange bitters (Regan’s)
  • 2 drops of lactart

Stir with ice then strain into Nick and Nora.

Just picked up Tanqueray’s latest offering and really enjoyed the citrus addition. I thought almond would pair nicely with the orange, then added a little floral sweetness as well. The Lillet Blanc brought some bitter brightness, joined by the orange bitters. It still needed some acid, but instead of adding some miniscule lemon I opted for the lactart, and that’s all that it needed.

Do I need to explain the name? No, I don’t. Just drink up and enjoy.