Beeline to Ptown
- 2.0 oz. Short Path Gin (SPD)
- 0.5 oz. cranberry liqueur (Flag Hill)
- 0.25 oz. Short Path Triple Sec
- 0.25 oz. Cocchi Americano
- dash of Fee Brothers Cranberry Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Still playing a bit with Flag Hill’s cranberry liqueur, I thought I might toy with a Cosmo/Cape Cod type cocktail. Not something I generally drink, but I like the sour template of the spirit, cranberry and triple sec. Here I opted for gin over vodka. Short Path has a New Western style (not their London Dry or seasonal offerings, all of which I enjoy but I opted against here) as well as a triple sec. Then the cranberry liqueur and some vermouth to lengthen with some bitterness. I chose the cranberry bitters to add to the color and cranberry flavor without sweetening. Because of the tartness of the cranberry liqueur I didn’t think any additional acid was needed.
Since Short Path was used for two ingredients (they also have a vermouth if you want to go all in) I wanted a nod to them in the name. “Short Path to Cape Cod” was too much on the nose, but I liked the B and P interplay of “Beeline to Ptown”. So hop on the ferry and raise a glass.