Looks like we are in for an early spring, so says Pete. With this information, and looking at the 50°+ forecast for today here in Denver, my attention was drawn to my trusty liquor barn for something that screamed ‘spring.’ Gin? Yes, but strong, just in case that pesky whistle-pig is wrong. Modified with Aperol- sweet, but bittering, and a perhaps a cucumber. And a vegetative element, because it’s spring after all. How about some grapefruit juice? It is breakfast time you know.
- 2 oz. Leopold’s Navy Strength American Gin
- 3/4 oz. Aperol
- 3/4 oz. Grapefruit juice
- 2 slices cucumber
Method: Muddle cucumber and Aperol in shaker. Add remaining ingredients, shake with ice and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.