It was due to happen…I mixed my first dud. As I said before, I am not a huge gin fan – though I have found that, when mixed with certain other ingredients, it adds nice flavor and complexity to a cocktail. This was not one of those times. Perhaps my taste was altered since I was sick (sinus congestion and sore throat). I took a sip and handed it over to my husband who, as you might recall, really does enjoy gin.
Initially I was drawn to this drink recipe because it was a little different – but it was green and had creme de menthe, which fit my theme for the month and week. And, it really is a beautiful drink. But, in my opinion, the merits end there. Click here for the link to the original recipe. I modified it by adding 3 oz of ginger ale instead of the recommended 2 oz. My husband said it tasted like Nyquil – that’s all he could think of to say. I don’t know what it reminded me of, but it did not appeal to me.
Well, thankfully, March is not over, and I have a few more green drinks to finish up the month. I might even stick an Easter cocktail in next weekend, for those of you who want to experiment before the holiday. Stay tuned – it better (will) get better from here. Cheers!