Saturday, January 10, 2009

Drink of the Week: The Paddleford

We wanted a "gin drink" tonight and thought an Aviation might fit the bill. Looking for a lemon, I glanced at the fruit basket, saw a clementine, and voila! the Paddleford was born.

Named in honor of Clementine Paddleford, a food journalist of the 40s and 50s, the Paddleford is a little sweeter than an Aviation, but one that will go into rotation for those nights when something a little gentler than a martini is called for.

The Paddleford
Add to an iced cocktail shaker:
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce clementine juice
  • 1/2 ounce maraschino
  • squeeze of lemon
Shake until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass.

2 comments:

mary said...

I don't like gin but, I tell you, I LOVE the other 3 ingredients so much that I am actually itching to make this!

Sunday Cook said...

Here's the thing about gin: too many people have been scarred by overly juniper-y gin and tonics. Try a lighter gin like Plymouth and you will (hopefully) be pleasantly surprised.

Mary, you're close enough to me - let me know and I can drop off a courtesy shot of Plymouth for you. :-)

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