A simple drink that has been lost at sea for too long is the Pink Gin. You have a few choices here: bitters left in or bitters swirled and tossed. Also you can take it chilled or at room temp. The chilled version would be very similar to how Luis Buñuel took his Martini in a way.
The purists say it can only be done with Plymouth gin like a true British officer would have drank. However, I have seen another Brit with a MI6 ranking drink a Pink Gin comprised of Beefeater with my own two eyes in the movie The Man With The Golden Gun and that is good enough for me. Do what you like. I take mine at shelf temperature sometimes if the wind is blowing me that way but I do like a slight chill to it over time. Also some charged water on the side is a nice lengthener.
At least a day ago make sure you placed a rocks glass with about an inch of water in the freezer. When solid add:
40 ml Beefeater Gin
3 Dashes Angostura bitters
Give this a good swirl to blend.
Lemon twist and discard.
Note: Pinked gin makes a great base for long drinks.
Note: When you finish your drink make sure you add some water to the glass and put it back in the chill chest to freeze for next time.
“There comes a time when a man must spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.”-H.L. Mencken
Bar To Home
A simple translation from bar to home.