Ben is back from his wedding and honeymoon and Chris is saying farewell to a friend.
Shake with ice, then pour unstrained into a collins glass. Drop in a lime peel spiral and top with club soda.
should have been salty and bitter
This is, according to Baker, “a sort of Kirsch Collins,” which he invented for his friend Ernest Hemingway before sending him and bullfighter Sidney Franklin “off on the plane for New York, & Loyalist Spain.”
Build in a rocks glass. Add ice and stir. Garnish with half an orange wheel.
Terroir & Peace
2 oz mushroom-infused gin*
1 oz Dolin dry vermouth
.25 oz thyme syrup**
Combine infused gin, vermouth, and thyme syrup. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Lemon peel expressed and discarded.
* Mushroom-infused gin: Fill a quart-sized Mason jar 1/2 to 2/3 full with mushrooms, ideally chanterelles. Fill rest of the jar with gin and let sit for up to two weeks.
** Thyme syrup: Heat 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and six sprigs of thyme in a saucepan. Slightly simmer until sugar dissolves. Strain.
2 oz Gin
.75 oz Orange Curaçao
.75 oz lime juice
1 dash angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Shake with ice until well chilled. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime.