A Lesser Key

“This is a sturdy cocktail that’s good to start or end the evening with,” says Nick Detrich. In addition to orange cream citrate (a tart tincture reminiscent of orange cream soda), he recommends making it with Tempus Fugit crème de menthe, which is a little richer than other brands and makes for a lusher drink. Slideshow:  Gin CocktailsRecipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 3/4 ounce genever, preferably Bols

  • 3/4 ounce French blanc vermouth, such as Dolin

  • 3/4 ounce pisco

  • 1/4 ounce white crème de menthe

  • 14 drops of Bittermens orange cream citrate

  • Dash of Angostura bitters

  • Ice


  1. In a mixing glass, combine the genever, vermouth, pisco, crème de menthe, orange cream citrate and bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe.

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