Sunset Clause- 1.5 oz @HendricksGin, 1 oz Aperol, .5 oz @_TORANI_ Amer, .25 oz Citronge

sunset Clause:

1 1/2 oz. Gin (Hendrick's)
1 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. Amer picon (Torani Amer)
1/4 oz. Orange liqueur (Patron Citronge)
Orange bitters (optional)

The rose and orange nose are prominent on the sip. The Torani bitter orange flavors compliment the citrus aspects of the Aperol. Aperol is very different from Campari, lighter and sweeter, however the drink was reminiscent of a lighter Negroni. Read Aperol the Versatile Italian Aperitif from Drink Dogma for more great recipes. With food, the grapefruit notes of the Aperol become more apparent. Homemade orange bitters were added on a later iteration of the recipe which drastically changed the profile of the drink. Try without bitters first, then with and please share your feedback on your version of preference.

Cucumber Cooler- 1 3/4 oz @HendricksGin, 3/4 oz @StGermainDrinks, 3/4 oz lime juice, cucumber, mint, soda water, up

Cucumber Cooler:

1 1/2 oz. Gin (Hendricks)
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz lime juice
2 slices cucumber
2 sprigs mint
soda water is currently sold out of Hendricks, prompting a trip to the local liquor store to find the lovely OLCC had dropped the price to $30 for the next couple months! Though today has brought cooler weather and gray skies to the Portland metro, yesterday was still toasty enough for a summer refresher, this one comes straight from the Curiositorium . A tasty and simple cocktail with delightful floral notes and cucumber coolness that goes down dangerously well.

Place all liquids (except soda water) in shaker with ice with 1 slice cucumber and leaves from one small sprig of mint. Shake, double-strain into tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with other cucumber slice and mint sprig. Top with soda water (if desired)