Recipe: Pink Victrola
Hailing from the Hendrick’s website, this little gem provided the Bartender with that rarest of all cocktail sentiments – the absolute conviction that it needs no tinkering or improving whatsoever. Fun as it can be to swap around ingredients and change the proportions to find that just-right balance, there’s also a distinct joy in finding that recipe that’s already perfectly formed. It’s much like finding a pearl washed up on the beach, and almost as rare an experience.
The Bartender found this one particularly surprising – she had expected the grapefruit to completely overwhelm the other flavors, but instead found that it showcased the unusual flavors in Hendrick’s gin quite admirably. And then there’s that lovely pink color; fortunately, this time it’s attached to a drink that’s both tasty and visually striking.
Shake all ingredients and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a citrus twist, cucumber balls, or music device appropriate to your time period.