The Monroe

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/4 oz Peach Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Orgeat
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 dash Orange bitters
  • 1/2 oz Soda

Stir everything except the soda with ice, and strain into a tumbler over ice, then add the soda.

monroe

As you can see, this results in a bubblegum pink drink that looks like it belongs in a Disney film. I used a mild gin, and I think that was correct. The soft, sweetness of peach is very subtle and could have been overpowered by a bolder spirit. It’s pleasant, and a solid gin drink. The bitters do lift it a bit, but it is still not particularly memorable.

It was created by Scott Teague at Death & Co, a cocktail bar in New York, USA. There is also a book about their cocktails, which I don’t have.  It’s mostly irrelevant, but I used to ride a horse called Teague and later one called Monroe as a kid, which is why I chose this after browsing new gin cocktails to try. Teague (the horse, no idea about the human) was an utter bastard.

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