Sometimes the drink of the week is a sudden spontaneous creation, and that is exactly what we have here. This particular cocktail, which does not yet have a name, was created last Tuesday night. I was in the mood for a G&T, but the absence of tonic water combined with a general laziness to pop to the shop, cancelled out that possibility. The lack of Vermute, rained on my Negroni parede.
Always a fan of working with the ingredientes to hand and always up for creating. I came up with this concoction.
The lemon, tangerine and Aperol provide a citric base, which is balanced by the sweetness of the elderflower, the gin unites all the flavours…or something like that. haha However, this gin isn’t just any gin, it’s a limited edition House of Elrick gin. A Scottish gin so special that it even contains water from the actual Loch Ness!
One of the most satisfying things about creating such a niche cocktail (other than drinking it, clearly) is the naming process, preferably commencing after the second drink. 😉
The current contenders are:
- Citric Loch
- Loch Orange
- Citric Monster
- A legend of flavours
- Deep Citrus
- Loch L’Orange
- Nessy lives
- Deep gin
I suppose there has to be a recipe now after all that hype…here goes:
Drink of The Week Recipe – From the Loch!
- 2 doses of gin
- 2 doses of Aperol
- The juice of one tangerine
- 2 doses of Absolut Limón
- 1 dose of elderflower syrup
Mix all the ingredientes with the ice in a cocktail shaker. Serve in two pre chilled Martini glasses and decorate with tangerine zest.
Make sure you vote for your favourite name in the comments 😛
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