Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sunset Cocktail: Amaretto Gin and Tonic to make up for lost time...


2 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
1 oz. Disaronno Amaretto
3+ oz Fever Tree Tonic Water

Measure Gin and Amaretto into a Collins glass filled with ice. Squeeze a Lime wedge into the glass, top with Tonic, and give a little stir.

Due to the insanity I developed over the course of moving I missed National Gin and Tonic Day an April 9th AND national Amaretto Day on April 19th (and motherfucking Steak and a BJ Day on April 14th, but no drink can make up for that). I decided to try catching up all at once and sought to find a drink that I could use for both. I didn't find one.

The closest one I found was a Disaronno Martini put together by the folks at madtini.com a while back as they prepared for the beginning of Mad Men Season 4. I figured, if Gin and Amaretto worked in a Martini variant, it could work in a G&T. It kinda did. It's not a bad drink, maybe Lemon would have worked better than Lime, but, hey, I really, really needed a drink and it's going down quickly as I type... wait... there... it's empty...