A while back, I mentioned the Police Gazette Cocktail, an excellent drink I came across in the back pages of William Grimes’ Straight Up or On the Rocks. Since this discovery, the drink has entered my regular rotation–and I’m pleased to report that I’m not alone.
Slakethirst has a very nice writeup regarding the Police Gazette (and notices the lack of a recipe for this drink on CocktailDB.com). Ensuring the writer a permanent place in my heart, and my will (should I ever have something to leave behind, save a dog-eared copy of David Embury and a down-at-the-heels cocktail shaker), the recipe posted calls for Old Overholt rye, and cites a preference for the lively flavor of Fees Old-Fashioned Aromatic Bitters.
Then, just tonight, I received an e-mail from a friend who lives in DC’s Maryland suburbs, who reports that he celebrated Independence Day by putting together a Police Gazette (using Old Overholt, bless his heart), then firing marine parachute flares into the sky over an industrial park. My source reports car alarms being heard from great distances away (once the ringing in his ears stopped), and a growing desire for more Police Gazette Cocktails.
Keep spreading the good word–
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