- 1 1/2 oz navy strength gin
- 1 oz cream sherry
- 3/4 oz cocchi americano
- 1 tsp maraschino liqueur
- 1 dash orange bitters
Here’s another from the Death & Co book. I think someone brought a bottle of navy-strength gin to our last party, and this had a cool enough name that I wanted to try it.
This is a hard one for me to describe. It’s pretty boozy, thought the sherry makes it sweet enough for me to enjoy.
Here’s another from Midnight Cowboy. I’m not entirely sure I’ve gotten the proportions right, but I think I’m getting close. The Byrrh gives this a medicinal bitterness that Dane absolutely loves.
I had some difficulty this time with the flamed orange. I think my orange was getting a little dried out. I did still manage a very small flame at least.
- 2 oz french gin
- 2 oz Cocchi Americano
- 1/4 oz creme de cacao
- juice of half a lemon
I’ve only made this drink once before, and have been guessing the ratios by using a cocktail menu from Midnight Cowboy (a glorious speakeasy in Austin). Turns out that it was originally a cocktail from the 30’s and that my ratios are WAY OFF. I honestly think that I would prefer mine, since the creme de cacao is so powerful. Maybe using Lillet rather than Cocchi would change my mind. This version of the drink is fairly bright with a hint of chocolate.