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The Old Man and the Sea
Adapted from a recipe by Kaitlin McGavock, Lil Indies/Daughters & Co, Orlando, FL, USA.
“Yes, Hemingway was a rum man . . . He also talks about fernet, and whisky, and wine . . . an indiscriminate drinker. This cocktail suggests a saltier, more rugged approach than the dainty Papa Doble. Not a right hook to the jaw, but a refined insult that haunts you. Smoke, spice, salt, and crisp grapefruit sing like a distant memory upon first sip, tingling your lips and leaving you wanting more,” Kaitlin McGavock.
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Dolin dry vermouth
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Rosé
A pinch of sea salt
3 drops Bittermans Hellfire Habanero Shrub
Add all ingredients into a rocks glass, add ice, stir, and enjoy. No garnish, no frills.
gaz sez: Be very careful with the Habanero Shrub in this drink. One drop too many can ruin it. Get it right though, and you have a thing of great beauty in your glass that will soothe away all memories of any insults that have ever been hurled in your direction. I also want to add that Kaitlin sure as heck has a way with words. Great description, Kaitlin. Hope you’re putting your writing skills to good use, too.