It’s been a while since I posted and I thought it was high time I did. As this weekend is World Gin Day and, is a week before, Father’s Day; it seemed right to create a cocktail using gin and call it The Old Man. So I did.
I might also subtitle this one A Tale of Two Gins because it requires two very different gins to get the effect. [Writing that reminds me that earlier in the year, around the time the latest 007 movie was released, there was an excellent article entitled How to Make The Perfect Martini published in the Guardian. I enjoyed the article, but, as a frequent martini drinker and all round gin-fan, I was stunned by the Dog that Didn’t Bark* in this particular article: at no point does the author discuss which gin – and as gin is by far the majority ingredient in any proper martini that seemed like quite an omission to me.]
Anyway, back to The Old Man:
- 50ml Audemus Pink Pepper Gin
- 50ml Pinksters Gin
- 2ml Chase Elderflower Liqueur
- A sprig of fresh elderflowers to garnish
* A reference to the scene in the Sherlock
Holmes story Silver Blase by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in which this
exchange takes place:
there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
dog in the night-time.”
important for its absence.