Orange Cardamon Gin And Tonic is a great winter drink for Gin lovers. The Root liqueur gives it a botanical spicy flavor like root beer and the Dry Fly Gin has just the right balance, not too much juniper, to blend it all together. Adding notes of orange citrus makes it the perfect winter drink. Experiment with the Gins if you prefer a London Dry style but we really liked the smoothness of this drink. It could convert a few non-Gin drinkers!
Nudist Colony is a drink with a lot of botanical overtones with the Chartreuse and Dubonnet. A great after dinner drink it has a lot of body and taste and is great for sipping. Very layered with each of the liquors bringing out their own character one at a time.
Published in Savoy Cocktail book from the 1930’s this cocktail will make you rethink how you feel about Gin if you don’t think you like it. Refreshing and tasty this cocktail owes it terrible name to the reason it is not more popular. Similar to Between the Sheets it is a cocktail you can play with and make your own. Any London Dry Gin will work and you can add bitters (lemon or orange) and different kinds of citrus juices or change their ratio.
Long Island Iced Tea has disputed origins. Tea. However, numerous sources attribute the origin to one or both of two inventors in the 1970s or 1920s. The most believable is that Robert “Rosebud” Butt claims to have invented the drink as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink including Triple Sec, in 1972 while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island, NY. Local rumors also ascribe the origin to either Butt or another bartender at the Old Beach Inn, Chris Bendicksen. It remains a kick sand in your face and get drunk kinda drink with 4 spirits and a cordial that make this drink about 22 proof when all is said and done. Back in the 20’s when many spirits were passed off as “tea” to avoid the stigma of drinking there were some similar drinks and even if they were a precursor to this drink, it is more of a nod then a true twist on those drinks.