Yellow Carvel

Posted by TraderTiki on November 3rd, 2008 — Posted in Bitters, Drinks, Events, Original Drinks, Recipes

This was my drink entry for the recent Drambuie Den contest here in Portland, where David Shenaut of Teardrop Lounge took home top place with his Desert Wanderer, a variation on the Bee’s Knees featuring Drambuie.

No awards were lauded for this little number, but it’s a tip of my hat to the drinks and liqueurs that stand the test of time.  Simple, refreshing, and just a bit different.  I blame the salt addition on Darcy’s Sensory Perception seminar at Tales.  The salt cuts out a few unsavory bitter elements in the Grapefruit and Drambuie, and makes it extremely smooth and sippable.  It’s a bit out of season for a tall sparkler, but I think there’ll be more than a few rounds of these made next time the sun starts up.

Yellow Carvel

Yellow Carvel

  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Drambuie
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters
  • pinch Salt

Shake with Crushed Ice, pour into Chimney Glass, top with Soda, garnish with grapefruit peel.


2 Comments »

Comment by Robert Simonson

That sounds quite good, actually.

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Comment by Tiare

It looks nice, simple and very refreshing! cool garnish.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 11:45 am

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