Tuesday, December 8, 2015
41 Days of Drinks (day 18)
I whipped up this cocktail for an acquaintance, an off-duty commercial airline pilot -- thus the name -- who usually doesn't venture much beyond a beer or a glass of wine.
He went into orbit over this one, proclaiming it his new favorite for his vacation weeks.
2 ounces Michter's rye whiskey
1/2 ounce St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce Fever Tree tonic
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice, stir 35 times (yup, 35) with a bar spoon to release just the right amount of water from the ice, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry or fruit slice as desired.
Staff William M. Dowd at 11:15 AM