Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Squid Mixes: Picardini

When we visited our dear friend The English Prof over Thanksgiving, she had a bottle of Bergamot which she wanted to try combining with gin.  Together, we devised the following martini variation:

2 oz gin (I used Hendrick's)
1/2 oz Bergamot (Italicus)
1/4 oz green Chartreuse
Lemon twist garnish

We all enjoyed the result.  Bergamot, or Rosolio di Bergamotto in Italian, is a liqueur made with the same citrus fruit used in Earl Grey tea.  On its own, it smells like a fancy Sprite.  Because of the association with Earl Grey, we named the Picardini after Captain Jean-Luc.  This one is definitely not served hot.

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  1. I've never had bergamot, but I'm interested because of the chartreuse. I guess I'll have to pick some up.

    1. I'd never tried it before either. So many interesting citrus liqueurs...