Juice of a Few Flowers2015-02-20
- 1½ oz Gin
- 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice
- 1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
- ½ oz Simple Syrup
- Add all ingredients, with ice, to a Cocktail Shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a Coupe Glass. Garnish with a small orange twist or an edible flower.
The Juice of a Few Flowers is another delightful 1920’s-era cocktail created by the artist and socialite Gerald Murphy. (Check out his Baily cocktail, as well). Not only was Murphy fastidious and proper in the preparation of his cocktails (some likened him with his cocktail shaker to a priest preparing the Eucharist), but when asked what was in his cocktails he would often coyly reply: “Just the juice of a few flowers.” This cocktail is FRESH, and is our cocktail-of-choice (over a mimosa) at brunch. Gerald called for only one ounce of gin and preferred to rim the glass with sugar. We feel it needs a but more gin to elevate it from a washed-out glass of juice to a light and refreshing gem. You may not be having brunch with F. Scott Fitzgerald or Ernest Hemingway, like Gerald Murphy often did, but you can enjoy one of his cocktails among the lettered and literate at your next book club. Enjoy!
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