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Palomino (A Very Fancy Gibson)

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New Year's Eve is a holiday that is celebrated by waving goodbye to yesteryear,  celebrating what's yet to come, setting intentions for health and happiness, and of course smooching your sweetie (or squeezing your friends!) This year, things won't quite be the same, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't feel elegant or luxurious while ringing in the new year! We encourage you to put on your most fanciful ensemble, call your loved ones, put on your favorite version of Auld Lang Syne (ours is down below), and pour yourself a Palomino. Calling all martini lovers, you're in for a real treat with this beaut.

palomino

ingredients

2oz Beefeater Dry Gin
.75oz Bordiga Bianco Vermouth
.25oz Fino Sherry
2 barspoons (a scant .25oz) of shallot brine
Garnish with a pickled shallot

pickled shallots
2 shallots, peeled and sliced lengthwise in 1/2 inch chunks
1.5oz cups apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp. Kosher salt
2 tbsp. Spicewalla Mulling Spice
1 tsp. Spicewalla Green Cardamom Seed
1/2 tsp. Spicewalla Yellow Mustard Seed
1/2 tsp. Spicewalla Coriander Seed
1/2 tsp. Spicewalla Peppercorn Medley
Spicewalla Bay Leaf

to make the pickled shallots:
1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Stir to dissolve sugar completely.
3. Add shallot pieces to the pot and boil for 1 minute.
4. Remove shallot pieces from the brine and store in a container or jar.
5. Allow the brine to cool completely, then store in a separate container. Refrigerate overnight.
6. Rejoin the shallots and brine in a container. Keep refrigerated and it will keep for about 4 weeks.

to assemble the cocktail:
1. Add gin, vermouth, sherry, and shallot brine to a mixing or pint glass and fill with ice.
2. Stir for 20 seconds, or until glass feels nice and chilly.
3. Use a julep or Hawthorne strainer to strain cocktail into a frozen coupe or martini glass.
4. Garnish with a skewered pickled shallot. Delicious!

drink winter

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