Recipe from Advanced Mixology, Greg Easter
Greg says étourdie is French for stunned, and that that was the reaction of a French ambassador when he presented this to her.
He also states the sophistication and novelty are unexpected with so few ingr.
Rob used the word ‘complex’ on his first sip. He also said “like a hard liquor candy.”
It’s all of those things indeed.
had bought the Bigallet on a recommendation from @robertgrecht5571, but hadn’t gotten around to using it. And I was actually perusing this book for a long drink, as I had made lots of short drinks of late. But now he will have to wait till another day.
45ml Gin, Beefeater-I used Gordon’s
15ml Bigallet China China
15ml Lemon Juice, strained (always)
2 dashes Orange Bitters, Angostura-luckily it’s what I had.
Combine all ingredients. Stir with ice. Strain into a chilled Coupé glass. Flame the orange zest over the top, then lay it across the edge of the glass so the imbiber can decide whether to add it, or not.
And cheer St. Cyril, cause apparently it’s his day today, according to Wikipedia’s page.