Fleas on Trapeze Vol. 1
A high strength (57% ABV) gin distilled in Plymouth, England. It is the strength demanded by the Royal Navy.
A colorless eau de vie brandy that has been flavored with or made from pears. You can make it yourself; Google it!
A clean anise-like flavored liqueur made from fennel. A good producer for this type of liqueur is Finocchietto.
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A distilled, highly alcoholic (45-75% ABV), anise-flavored beverage derived from botanicals like wormwood, green anise, fennel, hyssop, melissa and other herbs. Technically a spirit, as it is not bottled with sugar. The green fairy.
Herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or fragrances for their savory or aromatic properties and refers to the leafy green or flowering parts of a plant. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs from spices.
Short shake all the ingredients with ice for about 5 seconds, then strain into a collins glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a fennel frond. #whip #shake #ontherocks