Thirty Two: Drake's Fortune

I've been thinking a bit about gin cocktails of late, which is useful given that all the recipes I'm currently owe various people and competitions are supposed to be rum based. I set myself to making a summery drink that wouldn't be torture to make - essentially the polar opposite of A Walk In The Clouds.

Drake's Fortune

50ml Tanqueray Gin
25ml pink grapefruit juice
10ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 mint leaves

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into a chilled martini glass. 

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The recipe is inspired by the Victorian Mojito - basically a standard Mojito, but with gin and apple juice instead of rum and soda - but I wanted to get away from the shorthand of using crushed ice to signify summer drinks. From there, it seemed obvious to use elderflower to complement the gin and a touch of Angostura to bring everything together.

And yes, more drinks should be named after videogames.

Posted on August 5, 2009 and filed under Fiftytwo, Mixology, Projects, Recipes.