Friday, November 23, 2007

Drink of the Week: Bald Head Cocktail

First, I have no idea where this drink's name comes from. I found the recipe on CocktailDB by dong a random search for gin-based cocktails. (Anyone out there with an idea?) The name caught my eye, and then I noticed we had all the ingredients on hand, and the choice was made.

What we both found wonderful about this drink was the way the pastis merged with the vermouths to produce a rich, honeyed flavor. It was really great; not "ginny" at all.

Bald Head Cocktail
Shake together in an iced shaker:
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • dash of pastis (Pernod or Ricard may be names you are familiar with)
Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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