Summer Time Cocktail

Summer Time Cocktail
3/4 Gin. (1 1/2 oz Sarticious Gin)
1/4 Sirop-de-citron. (1/2 oz Homemade Sirop-de-Citron)
Shake well and strain into medium size glass; fill up with soda water.

You may recall my schtick on the South-Side Cocktail: soda if you’ve got some time and straight up if you don’t.  Well, in this case I was trying to get a Savoy Cocktail made and photographed before heading out to meet some friends.  No time for soda!

Kind of regretted that decision.  Where I can see how this would have been OK as a long drink, as a short drink it was too sweet and concentrated.  A lemon life saver of a drink.  A half ounce of lemon juice would have brightened this a lot, and gone a long way towards making it palatable.

I used the Sarticious Gin, solely because I knew in the near future I would be trying the new gin from the same distiller, Blade, and I wanted to have it fresh in my mind.

Trying the Blade, there is a serious family resemblance.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.