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The Monroe


1.5 oz
A gin that contains no sweetening agents; usually around 40% ABV. Try Monkey 47.
0.5 tsp
A peach flavored French liqueur; 16% ABV. Commonly drank as an aperitif or in cocktails.
0.25 oz
A sweet syrup made from almonds, sugar, and rose water or orange flower water. Sometimes other nut derived syrups are referred to as orgeat. You can make this yourself! There's a few recipes, this one if from liquid Intelligence. Combine 660g very hot water with 200g nuts of your choice (almonds are traditional). Blend together at high speed, then strain through a fine strainer or cheescloth. Add salt if you'd like. Then combine 500g nut milk with 500g sugar, blend to combine. If the emulsion breaks, use a stick blender to quickly recombine (or shake hard before using). If you're up for it, add 1.75g Ticaloid 210s and 0.2g xanthan gum to stablize the emulsion. If you can't find Ticaloid, use a mixture of gum arabic and xanthan gum in a ratio of 9:1. This recipe doesn't use rose or orange flower water, if you'd like you can add small teaspoon of either.
3 dash
A gentian-base aromatic bitters similar to Angostura but with a lighter body, sweeter taste and more floral aroma. A common component of the Sazerac.
1 dash
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
0.5 oz
Water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved, creating a fizzy texture. We treat soda water, club soda, seltzer and sparkling water the same.

Stir all the ingredients (except the club soda) over ice, then strain into a double rocks glass over 1 large ice cube. Add the club soda. #stir #ontherocks


A friend pointed out that there aren't any old-fashioned-style drinks made with orgeat. So I thought up this cocktail, which is very pretty but a little bit crazy, just like Marilyn. -Scott Teague


Strong
Herbal
Death & Co
avg. 3.1 (15)
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