The Improved College Cocktail (📸: @idontknowcocktails)
lab 23. The Improved College Cocktail, a @homebarawards Gin & Juice entry
My college drinking experiences were varied and...let's say educational 🤓📚📖. From Franzia to Rolling Rock, from Bankers to Jungle Juice (blue is the best in case you're taking notes), all the way to exquisite White Russians in Solo cups, I tried many a thing.
My go-to though was always 🍍 and vodka, because frankly it's delicious. However, we mature and our tastes with us (I hope to never ever drink again one particular frat's hotel party mixture of vodka, rum, tequila, coca cola, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite...well maybe one more time). I have also recently begun my ingestion of "Jerry Thomas's Bar-tenders Guide" and am really digging this 1800s idea of and formula for improved cocktails.
Perhaps salvation for my younger tastes exists.
The Improved College Cocktail
▪️2 oz. Gin (go @greenhookgin it's basically always your birthday)
▪️1 oz. Pineapple juice
▪️2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
▪️Barely 1 dash celery bitters
▪️1 bar spoon maraschino @luxardousa
▪️1 bar spoon agave syrup
▪️1 absinthe washed Nick and Nora
Shake it all on ice before pouring and straining into your absinthe-rinsed glass. "Express the oil" of a lemon peel and drop in.
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