I picked up this cocktail book out of curiosity while shopping at Whole Foods: Food & Wine Cocktails 2012
Its got all the basics, not bad really. I came across the Capricious cocktail, a variation of a martini. All I had was sweet vermouth at home, but I thought I would give it a whirl with that anyway, a Sweet Capricious you could say.
Then rather I experimented with the basic idea but using the Thai Tea infused Gin and replacing St Germain with the Vanilla Tequilla. It wasn’t too bad, perhaps not a winner yet.
This process, was the start of what inspired me to keep the process going of randomly turning to a page in a cockail book and make whatever I happen to turn to, which started a trend on Instagram.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin (Hendricks)
- 1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
- lemon twist, for garnish
1 1/2 oz Thai tea Gin
3/4 oz Vanilla infused tequila
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Pechaud’s bitters