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How To: Gin Blossom Cocktail With Orange Bitters

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. Plymouth Gin
  • 1½ oz. Martini Bianco
  • ¾ oz. apricot eau de vie
  • 2 dashes orange bitters from Main Street Mercantile Coffee

Preparation

Stir all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until chilled. Strain into a Nick and Nora glass and garnish. Want to read more? Check it out here at Imbibe Magazine.

The Gin Blossom cocktail is a delightful fusion of flavors, blending the crispness of gin with the subtle sweetness of apricot and the aromatic notes of orange bitters. Crafting this cocktail requires a careful balance of ingredients to achieve its signature taste.

To begin, gather the necessary components: 1½ oz. Plymouth Gin, 1½ oz. Martini Bianco, ¾ oz. apricot eau de vie, and 2 dashes of orange bitters from Main Street Mercantile Coffee. These ingredients come together to create a harmonious symphony of flavors that will tantalize the taste buds.

Start by filling a mixing glass with ice, ensuring it’s enough to adequately chill the ingredients without diluting them excessively. Then, carefully measure out 1½ oz. of Plymouth Gin, pouring it into the mixing glass. The choice of Plymouth Gin adds a smooth and robust juniper base to the cocktail, setting the foundation for the other ingredients.

Next, add 1½ oz. of Martini Bianco to the mixing glass. Martini Bianco, a type of sweet vermouth, brings a touch of sweetness and depth to the cocktail, balancing the gin’s botanical flavors.

Now, it’s time to incorporate the unique flavor of apricot eau de vie. Measure out ¾ oz. and add it to the mixing glass. The apricot eau de vie infuses the cocktail with a subtle fruity essence, adding complexity and intrigue to each sip.

To enhance the aromatic profile of the cocktail, add two dashes of orange bitters from Main Street Mercantile Coffee. These bitters contribute a rich, citrusy undertone, complementing the other flavors and adding depth to the cocktail.

Once all the ingredients are in the mixing glass, stir them gently but thoroughly until well chilled. This step ensures that the flavors meld together seamlessly, creating a harmonious blend.

Finally, strain the mixture into a chilled Nick and Nora glass to serve. Garnish with a twist of lemon or a fresh apricot slice to add a visual flair and a hint of additional flavor.

With its intricate combination of gin, Martini Bianco, apricot eau de vie, and orange bitters, the Gin Blossom cocktail offers a refreshing and sophisticated drinking experience that is sure to impress any palate. Cheers to enjoying this delightful concoction!