The Journalist

Posted by on Oct 29, 2008 in Gin | No Comments

Journalist_cocktail photo by gary Allard, all rights reserved.Our Project Begins!

This week, we’re thrilled to put the finishing touches on Thursday Happy Hour’s online environment — soon, we’ll let all our friends know about it. But even as Gary snaps a few shots of my favorite happy hour at home cocktail, the Journalist, and I jot down how he makes it, I worry a little that this side project of ours to record our Thursdays might ruin the whole tradition. Hmm. A sip of my golden Journalist — cloudy with lemon and bitters, but sweet enough to smile over — erases the thought. This is too fun.

Here’s our version of the recipe for an icy Journalist — and Gary’s secret for keeping it interesting.

 

The Inspiration

“I may have lost the heart of the original recipe; it changes a little every time. It just depends what we have on hand.

“In the past, I’ve substituted the lemon with sweet and sour or Rose’s Lime, or a fresh lime. Vodka instead of gin. Lillet (French aperitif wine) instead of dry vermouth. This week, I tried a new blood orange bitters I found at BevMo – great aroma and a nice bitter sweetness.” ~Gary

The Journalist: Cocktail Recipe
The Journalist, adapted from a classic:

  • 2 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 teaspoon sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon triple sec
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 dashes of bitters

Combine ingredients. Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Serve up with a twist of lemon.

Copyright © 2008, Pybop, LLC (for thursdayhappyhour.com). Photo by Gary Allard. All rights reserved.

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