Leap Year Cocktail: Something to Help You Survive 2020
2020 has been one hell of a year for a myriad of reasons, and I for one would be happy to leap forward to when we are finally beyond this awful pandemic. Alas, I cannot do that so I will just have to make do with finding an appropriate cocktail instead. It has also been a leap year, and what do you know, there is a Leap Year cocktail!
Given that the Leap Year cocktail is a gin-based drink and a variation on a martini, it needed to be done. I will start by saying that it is heavy on the gin and light on everything else, just the way a good martini should be. Suffice to say this is not a drink if you’re not a fan of gin.
My gin of choice for this cocktail was Plymouth Gin. This is my go-to gin for a complex martini-style drink such as the Leap Year cocktail. I find Plymouth very clean and well-rounded with a good amount of juniper which is balanced by undertones of citrus and gentle hint of coriander.
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LEAP YEAR COCKTAIL RECIPE
3 measures Plymouth gin
⅓ measure Dubonnet Rouge
⅓ measure Grand Marnier
1 dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pour ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a generous lemon zest.