Day 20: Teardrop Lock & Load

  • 2 oz genever
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Bénédictine
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 dashes Angostura

Teardrop is a beautiful bar in Portland, a short walk from my Air BnB when I was visiting for a work conference last year. I watched a bunch of business people order Piña Coladas, which was somehow very satisfying to me.

This is the first time I’ve made this one. The description in the menu is “earthy & cooling, with a tropical bounce”. Mine was off the mark but I could see where it was going. Their recipe uses pineapple gomme and I don’t have any gum arabic just lying around the house, so I just used some pineapple juice instead. To make up for the missing sweetness I upped the amount of Bénédictine I would normally use. Looking at it now I might have been better off adding some extra simple instead. This turned out a bit too earthy. I’d like to try making my own gomme syrups at home, and use less genever next time.

2 thoughts on “Day 20: Teardrop Lock & Load”

  1. We got some gum arabic a few years ago to experiment with gomme. Frankly I didn’t find that it added all that much to drinks other than a (slightly odd) mouthfeel. What brand of genever did you use? Just Bols? I haven’t really found one I like much.

    (P.S. Any way you enable email notifications on comment replies?)

    1. Yeah, I’ve only used Bols so far. Haven’t tried any others yet. Did see a few new ones at the store last time I looked.

      I think there are some plugins that add comment reply notifications. Will look into it.

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