2 oz Gin [Catoctin Creek]
.5 oz grapefruit Oleo Saccharum
.5 oz Italicus
~4 oz hoppy pale ale [Lord Hobo Glorious]
Combine first three ingredients, stir with ice. Strain into a tall glass, top with beer. Garnish with grapefruit twist.
Recently one of my instagram friends @drink_specialistsgr_ offered up a challenge to make a cocktail featuring grapefruit. Perfect, I love grapefruit. I even have some Giffard Pamplemousse liqueur which is so tasty its practically cheating. But I wanted to take things in a different direction, so I decided to make a grapefruit oleo saccharum.
1 oz Creme de Menthe [Short Path]
1 oz Americano Blanc [Short Path]
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
Few dashes Garden Party Bitters [Black Cloud Bitters]
Combine ingredients and shake with ice, strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with ~3 oz club soda. Garnish with mint and thyme sprig.
It’s really no secret that I ride pretty hard for local spirits (#drinklocal). And not just because of the proximity, but because there plenty of distilleries in and around Boston that are turning out some great bottles. From Bully Boy to Grand Ten to Privateer, they are all bringing something different to the table. Recently though there is one that is taking things to the next level, venturing outside the usual gin/whiskey/rum/vodka world (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Continue reading