The Hard Sell

Description
Making malört mysterious and delicious
Ingredients
34ozHerbal liqueur, Jeppson's Malort
34ozGin, Beefeater
34ozLemon juice
34ozElderflower liqueur, St. Germain
1twstGrapefruit peel
Instructions
Shake, strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze grapefruit peel to release essences, but don't drop in drink.
Notes
For Chicago natives only I suppose... It's hard to find malort outside the city.
History
Created by Brad Bolt of Bar DeVille, Chicago as a reasonable way to drink malort. The bitter grapefruit notes of malort combine beautifully with the elderflower aromas and flavors to create what I think is one of the best St. Germain cocktails I've had, and it performed well in the 2009 Can Can Classic, a St. Germain sponsored cocktail competition.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Created byBrad Bolt
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Referencehttp://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2009/04/09/a-cure-for-malo...
Posted bymaestro898 on 12/06/2013

Comments

I've made this more frequently with 2 oz gin (usually City of London or Bombay) and .5 oz for the other ingredients for a drier, boozier drink that I think enhances the bitter and floral notes of the recipe.

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