Monday, April 27, 2020

Dream Maker in the Sky

This is one of the many many drinks I came up with for the Chilled Toast the Industry competition. It was a very smart idea to have a competition during the quarantine. Bartenders made up to 50 unique cocktails for this one using a huge range of spirits from 10 different brands. Scapegrace is an interesting gin from New Zealand, and I love any gin that does a Navy Strength. 

1 oz. Scapegrace Gold
0.5 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
0.5 oz. Triple Sec (Combier)
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup (1:1)
1 Large Egg White
Orange Bitters

Add all the ingredients aside from the bitters to a shaker tin without ice. Dry shake vigorously, add ice, hard shake even more vigorously until the drink is chilled and foamy. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Add a few drops of bitters on top of the foam for garnish and aromatics.

This started as a navy strength Negroni Sour but I really wanted to bring out the lemon, orange, and dried tangerine in the gin. The vermouth got swapped for orange liqueur. Luxardo Bitter Bianco has always acted as a better balancing agent for softer flavors than the more aggressive Campari or Suze. Also, it gives a pretty white color you don't see in a lot of cocktails.  The name "Dream Maker in the Sky" comes from a song called "No Hopers, Jokers, and Rogues". A Scapegrace is a rogue. I think it fits.

"Come all you no hopers, you jokers and rogues
We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes
It might be a ladder to the stars, who knows?
Come all you no hopers, you jokers and rogues"
- Fisherman's Friends

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