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The Unknown Soldier

If you like grapefruit juice you’ll like this. This tastes strangely like a fresh glass of it. This drink was created to celebrate the birthday of a good friend and went like no other. I made a gallon of it and between 15-20 people it was gone in about a half of an hour:

  • 1.5 dry gin
  • .5 St. Germaine
  • .5 lemon juice
  • .25 Campari
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitter’s
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 2-3 basil leaves

Muddle the basil into the gin, add the remaining ingredients, stir well but not vigorously, and pour over ice.

This drink ends up an amazing shade of orange and is bitter/tart with a lot of herbal punch. It works well before a meal and would go great with lighter salads.

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2 responses to “The Unknown Soldier

  1. Terpsichore October 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I’m so intrigued! When you made a gallon of it, what did you do proportion-wise? Multiply everything by 10 or 11?

    • bourbonismyspinach October 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      I multiplied it by 22, the St. Germaine was my limiting reagent so I could only go up to 22 times the recipe. At the higher volume I used a little less of the old fashioned bitters, about 3/4 of what the recipe needs at the lower volume.

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