Horizontal Thrust

Horizontal Thrust

  • 2.0 oz. London Dry gin
  • 0.25 oz. Oloroso sherry
  • 0 25 oz. Benedictine
  • 0.25 oz. Crème de Noyaux (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.25 oz. dry vermouth
  • dash of Abbot’s bitters

Stir with ice and strain into glass.

This was a Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder cocktail, created for Reverend Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith, thus the Benedictine, Abbot’s and sherry (which I’m sure he indulges in). Gin seemed the right base and the noyaux was added for nuttiness. Finally, the vermouth mellowed and lengthened the drink.

The name comes from one of his quotes remarking on the chapel’s architecture, but of course with much of his observations there is a sexual undercurrent. Unintentional, of course. But here in my naming completely intentional. Who names a drink after architecure?

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