What’s In My Liquor Cabinet – Groundhog Day Edition

Leopolds and Aperol

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.

No Shadow

  • 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.


About Jim Halligan

Jim is a modern day conquistador. When not teaching his three parrots to speak Italian, he spends time poking flags in things and calling them his own.