Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Circus

Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don't take anything too seriously, it’ll all work out in the end.
—David Niven

The last time I made this, other than the one pictured below, was for a small party for my birthday. It’s the sort of drink that hints at its lethality by way of what you don’t taste. You don’t know where the bottom of the pool is; only that your feet aren’t on it. Normally, I don’t expose my guests to that sort of thing, but it was a special occasion and my friends are such good sports.

The Circus
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 oz vanilla rum (Charbay)
  • 3/4 oz Galliano (84.6 proof)
  • 1/2 oz brandy
  • 2 1/2 oz apricot nectar (Looza)
  • 1 oz passion fruit syrup (Trader Tiki)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chimney glass. Add fresh ice. Garnish with such small fruits as are available: cherry, kumquat, lemon wedge, etc.

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