Friday, December 15, 2006

The Bernal

This past weekend we hosted a holiday housewarming party. One of the guests, Dave, is always willing to try a new cocktail, and so he decided that he wanted to invent one with bitters. We decided to start with the Fee's Lemon Bitters.

The best thing to do, I thought, was to stick with a purely original cocktail recipe, and go with a spirit, sugar, and bitters. With the Lemon bitters, it seemed that gin might go well. And I happen to have a couple of bottles of thyme-infused gin still. I mixed one up, and Dave made me taste it first.

It actually turned out really well! Thyme, gin, and lemon are all complimentary flavors. This ended up being a smooth and flavorful cocktail. Dave decided to name it "The Bernal" in honor of our shared neighborhood in San Francisco.

2 oz thyme-infused gin (recipe here: Sweet thyme liqueur
1 tsp simple syrup
2 dashes Fee's Lemon Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Enjoy in a warmed house.


Blogger erik_flannestad said...

Hi Jen,

You're in Bernal Heights now?

Welcome to the hood!



3:30 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Holy cow, we may have to have a Bernal Bloggers cocktail get-together. :)

11:06 AM  
Anonymous mary said...

where did you find the bitters??

9:17 AM  
Blogger Peter Thomos said...

Great blog. Your blog is interesting and so informative. Wait for your next blog post.
Princess Fruit Cocktail Syrup

10:49 PM  

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