New Englatini

Sharon and Anthony moved out of their apartment a couple of weeks ago. We’ve all been there, and it’s not much fun. I’d like to meet a couple that didn’t have at least a little tiff on moving day. You’ve just gotta plow through and endure.

All I wanted to offer these two exhausted young people at the end of the day was a welcoming table, a fun supper, and a special cocktail. I know they would have done it for me.

To create the drink I selected all their favorites—gin for spike, St. Germain and bitters for flavor. Since Sharon and Anthony are leaving New England (and Sharon has always loved apples), I used apple juice to anchor the drink, with lemon juice to brighten this spirited concoction.

I believe these two cocktail pros enjoyed my creation. They might even post a response here to confirm, but they’re in Spain for a month on their long overdue honeymoon.

After Spain, they’ll be back here for a brief time before heading to their new home in Atlanta… at which point, I plan to try this very same cocktail with peach nectar.  I’ve already got the name: Atla-tini!

New Englatini
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons apple juice
  • ¼ cup gin
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon St. Germain
  • 3 dashes bitters
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake thoroughly and strain into a martini-style glass. Serve.

 

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