North of Sunset
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About this Cocktail

I became inspired by the flavor combination in Chris Hannah's 'Round Midnight that was published in the 2009 Rogue Cocktails book. I lifted the Strega, raspberry, and Maraschino trio from that Irish whiskey drink, altered their ratios, and utilized it as a sweetener in a 3:2 Dry Martini. This came about as the raspberry syrup made me think of the dry vermouth version of the Clover Club, and that set up the gin and dry vermouth base. For a name, I kept the Thelonius Monk theme of the Hannah's drink (I assume it was this since he is a big jazz fan) and named this one the North of Sunset especially given the splendid sunset I had witnessed an hour or two before (even though Monk's song is about the boulevard in Los Angeles).

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Strega
  • 1/4 oz Raspberry Syrup
  • 1/8 oz (1 bsp) Maraschino Liqueur
Preparation:

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.

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