Fancy Gin

Submitted by John on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 02:27

Fancy Gin in the gardenThis simple old-fashioned cocktail is a great way to assess various gins because the other flavors are easy to identify, but they still bring balance and flavor to the glass.

The oldest-style cocktails were simply liquor (often of a markedly inferior grade by today's standards) with simple syrup or sugar and bitters. The obvious next step was to substitute a sweet liqueur for the sugar, and Triple Sec was a common choice.

There are Fancy Whiskeys, Fancy Brandys, etc, all using this same formula of 4 parts liquor to 1 part Triple Sec and either Angostura or Orange Bitters.    

1 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.