Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Cocktail Wednesdays: The Sensation
This week's cocktail is a bit of the last gasp of summer, as it is a crisp, cool drink. The drink is called Sensation, and it's a cocktail that includes some ingredients from the Mojito and some from the Last Word.
6 leaves Mint
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Gin
2/3 oz Lime juice
In a mixing glass, muddle the mint with a few ice cubes and the maraschino until the mint is broken to very small pieces. Add more ice and the gin and juice, shake until cold. Strain into sugar rimmed cocktail glass.
The verdict: We both enjoyed this drink a lot, though not quite as much as last time's Fancy Free or The Last Word. The Sensation is crisp from the mint, and the gin balances nicely with the marachino in these proportions, as opposed to the dominance of the marachino in other drinks we've tried. Scott found it to be too tart, but I did forget the sugar rim, so that may be the culprit. I may have to give it another try, just to see, or reduce to 1/4 oz of lime juice. I decided to serve it with a sprig of mint, but I really preferred the look of the simple cocktail with just the tiny floating mint pieces.