There I was minding my own business, reading Serious Eats. Before I knew it, this led to the LA Times on gin cocktails making a comeback. You could have knocked me over with a juniper berry. A few of us like our cocktails classic and not sweet, but we seem to be in the minority. (A , D, & J, you know who you are.)
The plot thickened as I sought a recipe for the Pegu cocktail. Not only did I find one, but a whole list of gin cocktails.
Hence, the first in a series on Gin Thursday. Thursday so you can stock up any missing ingredients by Friday, of course.
This cocktail is sophisticated, citrusy, and tart. A great combination with Bombay Sapphire. Put on your Gotan Project cd and mix one up. Ahhh.
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
a dash of Angostura bitters
Shake in cocktail shaker with ice until your hands start sticking to the shaker. Strain into chilled up glass.