A cocktail of green Saint Patrick's Day proportions. Gin with a tad of creme de Menthe and a bit of bitters.
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Derrick: Welcome to Common Man Cocktails, I'm your host Derrick Schommer. And this week we're going to start the show off right. We’ll going to do an Emerald Isle cocktail.
This was submitted by Zack, I hear shaking. Drives me nuts.
And what this drink is going to has little gin. A little Cr?me de Menthe. Angostura bitters, just a bit, a dash or so of Angostura bitters. We're going to do an ounce of gin in a teaspoon. So I have a teaspoon here, this is a teaspoon, right?
Derrick: This teaspoon, it looks like it might have gone through the garbage disposal?
Jennifer: Probably did.
Derrick: Like grate. So I'm not going to use that for anything but just measuring.
Alright. This is going to be stirred and that’s really it. Sorry, that’s all I got. And for those who are wondering if I'm on crack or bit drunk, no, I guess Starbuck’s double shot vanilla. You don’t like this, huh?
Jennifer: No. gross.
Derrick: It’s gross. Anyway. Let’s go.
Iced this up. This is go, whoa. That should do it. It’s going in a cocktail glass. So I'm not going to get too crazy on the ice, but I need it have enough ice in there, chill it up.
Alright, where’s my measuring stuff? One ounce of gin. Sweet. We're using Blue Coat American dry gin, which is kind of its own category. It’s like London Dry, but it’s made in America. So it’s got kind of a zesty orange mist to it. Of course you get your juniper.
We haven’t done an American on ABV in? ABV would be alcoholsbyvolume.com.
It smells pretty good. And we're going to do a teaspoon of cr?me de menthe. Unlike the last, the Green Dragon where it was like. This is like something you would take for medicine. Unlike the Green Dragon which went way overboard on the cr?me de menthe, to make very minty drink for those that need fresh breath and all that. What this is doing is obviously it’s going to give the color but maintain a lot of the gin, I think. The gin structures.
We’ll do two dashes, because I love the Angostura. And that should be good. We’ll stir that up. I guess I’ll stir it with this since I didn’t bring a bar spoon.
I'm never prepared for stirring. And why are my fingers sticky? See a bar spoon, the ice doesn’t go all crazy on you. You can roll it better. Ooh, that’s loud. But overall, you get that nice chill factor. We're going to strain that in here.
Now what you could use, and this was called in the recipe, is a little mint leaf. Or maybe sprig of mint here. Unfortunately, my mint is, if it’s not dead, then it probably soon will be. Wow, they don’t give you much here, huh? That’s like the wimpiest drink ever.
Jennifer: They didn’t give it to you, you made it.
Derrick: Well the recipe. But, it looks green. I really, I mean, double your ingredients. Because this is a small cocktail glass to begin with. Well let’s see, may this is all you're supposed to have.
Well, we got more of the mint this time. We're getting some orange zest. Almost like a zest spray, juniper and mint, all together.
Ooh, sweet mint attack. Ends with the juniper bite. Little, almost like organic taste to it. Definitely gintastic. You're going to get the gin all the way home. But, you're going to get the gin and the mint, but the mint does not overwhelm the gin. All that is happening in this drink is just too small. So I would go two ounces of gin and two teaspoons of mint, just to get to kick it up and make it. Just put more in the glass. And like I said, you put like a little piece of mint here hanging off the edge. If we had mint, then I’d do that. But I don’t, and whatever. What's the big deal with it?
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I'm your host Derrick Schommer, happy St. Patrick’s Day. We're getting close and we got green drinks.