For my wife’s recent birthday, we decided to celebrate at a BYOB restaurant. And you know what that means? How about a Pitcher of Twentieth Century Cocktails starring the quite good Cardinal Gin from North Carolina.
I specifically chose Cardinal because I thought that the mint notes of the gin would compliment the chocolate flavor in the cocktail. Overall, I fear that the mint notes didn’t shine through in this rather potent drink, but I think Cardinal gin succeeded in making a great cocktail nonetheless. Among many drinkers [and many non-gin drinkers] there was nary a complaint and plenty of drinking.
Also, this is the largest cocktail I’ve ever made. And to think, I briefly was worried that this wasn’t going to be enough.