Monday, July 29, 2013

Finn Dove

Time to use our home infused bitters! And this is what we did - a riff on the Paloma using grapefruit juice & club soda instead of grapefruit soda and the addition of the bitters - obviously. Without the soda I thought it needed a little injection of sweetness so I added some agave nectar, himself thought it was fine without - you can decide how you like it but without doubt the bitters gave it a nice complexity. 

The little guy named it (he's good at this!) when I told him I wanted  a change from 'paloma' which meant 'dove' he said to name it Finn Dove after the main character in the Flight of the Doves which we read together this summer. We'll call it Finn for short.

2oz Reposado Tequila (El Mayor)
Juice of half a lime
1 oz grapefruit juice
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
1 tsp Agave nectar (optional)
Club Soda
Shake first five ingredients with ice and strain into Collins glass with lots of ice and the spent half a lime.
"Yah-hah-hoo," shouted Uncle Paddy.
"Yah-hah-hoo," shouted Uncle Joe.
And for the very first time, Michael saw Finn really smiling.

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