Drink of the Week - ???
The naming process for cocktails is a grueling one for me. I don’t have a hard time putting flavors together and finding the right proportions to craft a fantastic drink, but coming up with an appropriate name draws consistent blanks in my mind. This week’s drink has proven to be especially difficult, so I am leaving it up to you, dear readers, to name this delightful warm weather cocktail. Read on for ingredients and flavor profiles, come by tomorrow to try it, and send me an email with your suggestions.
Combier Roi Rene Rouge is a beautiful cherry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France. The original recipe, developed in 1632, comes from Reverend Mother Gautron of the Benedectine Abbey of Saumer. True to the original, Combier Rouge uses guignes cherries from the south of France and morello cherries from southern England to achieve the sweet and tart flavors in this light liqueur. I combine the liqueur with Plymouth gin, lemon and orange juice, and Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6, resulting in a fresh, tart cocktail with herbal depth from the gin and bitters and a subtle cherry finish from the Rouge.
So come on down and try this as yet unnamed concoction and help me with its moniker. I’ll be serving it up along with all our happy hour food specials all day tomorrow. I look forward to seeing you!
Thanks for reading and happy drinking!