The Last Sunrise

2016-04-14

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. Sloe Gin
  • ¾ oz. Malort/Besk
  • 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 eyedropper Bittercube Bolivar Bitters
  • 2 oz. Ginger Beer

  • Add all ingredients (except the Ginger Beer), with ice, to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a Champagne Flute over the Ginger Beer. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger or grapefruit twist.

This is our take on Charles Joly’s The Sun Also Rises – itself, a fancified version of the Sloe Gin Fizz. Here, we use Malort (or Besk) in place of the Absinthe. The Malort – terribly bitter on its own – provides a broad citrus-rindy depth. We also swap out the bubbly for the spicy bite of ginger beer. The lemon is replaced by the milder sour of grapefruit juice. What you get is a pleasant, fizzy cocktail with a plummy-cherry background, a sharp ginger bite, and that rindy bitter edge. This cocktail is great on its own or with greasy/fried foods. Enjoy!

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