The Tailspin Cocktail

Tailspin Cocktail
The expression, “Don’t Try This at Home” does *not* apply here. As a matter of fact, *only* try this at home. If you are a Gin drinker, or love a good Martini, you might want to experiment with this one, “The Tailspin”.

Seriously, this one kicks our ass, and should be reserved for “special occasions” only.

I first found this cocktail on Robert Hess’ excellent site, drinkboy.com .

Here are the “Players”:
Gin, Green Chartreuse, Sweet Vermouth, Campari
Basically it’s equal parts Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, with a splash of Campari.

  • 3/4 ounce Gin
  • 3/4 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
  • dash (we do a splash) Campari

Pour all into shaker of ice, and strain into Martini glass. Garnish with Cherry. (Wifey likes a dash of cherry juice from the jar – it’s a girlie thing).

Robert says:

Sort of a cross between a Bijou and a Negroni, the Tailspin represents an interesting combination of flavors. Myself, I love both Campari and Chartreuse, so it is no surprise that this might be something I would gravitate towards, but I can easily understand how some might cringe just a little at this drink.

Be sure to check out some of the many cocktail videos Robert has on The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

He truly is a cocktail guru!

And finally, as for The Tailspin, Robert says: “Give it a try, if you are brave enough.”

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