The Hard Sell

Making malört mysterious and delicious
34ozHerbal liqueur, Jeppson's Malort
34ozGin, Beefeater
34ozLemon juice
34ozElderflower liqueur, St. Germain
1twstGrapefruit peel
Shake, strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze grapefruit peel to release essences, but don't drop in drink.
For Chicago natives only I suppose... It's hard to find malort outside the city.
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.
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Created byBrad Bolt
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Posted bymaestro898 on 12/06/2013


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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