A Perfect Situation
- 1.0 oz. Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin
- 1.0 oz. Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin
- 0.25 oz. St. George Basil Eau de Vie
- 0.25 oz. Tempus Fugit Crème de Menthe Glaciale
- 0.25 oz. cinnamon syrup
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
- dash of lemon bitters
Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with dried lemon.
This cocktail is basically a list of my favorite things. The two gins (neither of which I can get anymore, and it kills me) work so well together with their strawberry and mint/eucalyptus highlights. The addition of the Tempus Fugit and cinnamon sweetens while enhancing the herb and spice profile, along with the basil pulling out the strawberry a bit more. Add the acid and bitters and everything comes together in one fabulous sipper.
My bottles of gin will soon be gone, preventing me from mixing this exactly as is in the future. That, of course, is an imperfect situation. Till then, perfection.