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Happy Hour: The Grey Lady

Last month YumSugar and I attended a cocktail competition hosted by the drinks-based social networking website, Nirvino. We were a little worried about the contest, not because we were competing, but because each of the five cocktails had to use No. 209 Gin. Normally, I'm not a fan of the strong, intensely botanical flavor of gin, however the concoctions created by San Francisco's bartending elite were surprisingly well-balanced and drinkable. The winning drink, The Grey Lady, created by Greg Lindgren, the owner of one of my watering holes, Rye, was particularly memorable. A mixture of gin, fresh lemon juice, and Earl Grey syrup, this drink is innovative (who would think to use breakfast tea in a cocktail?), light, airy, smooth, and delicious. Although one of the ingredients, bergamot, is incredibly hard to find, the tipple can be enjoyed without it. To watch a video of Greg making the concoction at the party and check out the recipe,

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Nirvino Presents: The Grey Lady from Nirvino on Vimeo.

The Grey Lady

The Grey Lady

The Grey Lady

Ingredients

  1. 1 3/4 oz gin (recommended: No. 209 Gin)
  2. 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  3. 1 oz Earl Grey tea syrup
  4. 1/2 egg white
  5. 1 Pinch Bergamot Dust (finely grated zest from one bergamot)

Directions

  1. Add egg white to cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. 2. Shake vigorously for 10-20 seconds.
  3. Add the other ingredients. Shake again for 10 seconds.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy.

Makes 1 drink.

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Food Food 7 years
This was one of my favorite drinks of the night! I remember *loving* the bergamot dust.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Pass on this one.
PensaGrey PensaGrey 7 years
If you're in Brooklyn try 'The Hideout' for great drinks. The guy who owns it is a great guy! :cocktail:
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