1 ounce of Hendrick's gin
1/2 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
1/2 oz Maraschino
1/2 ounce of lime juice
1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
1/2 oz cinnamon syrup
Shake and strain into a stone jar with a giant ice cube. Garnish with five Luxardo Maraschino cherries on a pickaxe.
"So a great story is an even better cocktail, right? Back in November 2013, my girlfriend Jessica Cannon and I were dating just a year ago and planned to celebrate a fancy romantic dinner with subsequent drinks at one of our favorite bars in New York, Death & Co., at the Gramercy Tavern.
"Since I'm a person who likes a surprise and a good story, I proposed to suggest to my dear friend after dinner, with the help of the staff of Death & Co, a cocktail that contained all her favorite ingredients, Hendricks Gin. Mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino and Grapefruit and named it after one of their favorite songs from Magnetic Fields, "Love is like a Bottle Gin". And since her favorite and lucky number is number five, I garnished her with five maraschino cherries. I spent about three weeks testing variations and getting Jessica to try each one out. She did not know what I was planning all the time.
"After completing the recipe, I decided to freeze a placeholder engagement ring in a giant ice cube with which I wanted to make a suggestion. After telling Jillian Vose, Eryn Reece, Scott James Teague and Frankie Rodriguez of Death & Co., they were more than just a game to simplify the plan. One week before our anniversary dinner I stopped at the bar to leave the placeholder ring with Frankie and Jillian.
"The next Saturday night, after we finished our anniversary dinner, Jessica and I went to Death & Co. For our second cocktail, she was & # 39; love is like a bottle of gin & # 39; served with the placeholder ring frozen in the ice cube. When she found out what was going on, I asked her to marry me and gave her the right ring. She said yes. Scott and Eryn made the announcement at the bar and the celebration started.
"And so" love is like a bottle of gin "was created."
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