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Help figuring out a drink I had at the Gibson

kallisti Aug 17, 2010 07:35 PM

Hey everyone. I went to the Gibson last Tuesday night, and at the end of the night had a drink which was phenomenal, but I can't remember what was in it exactly or the precise name.

I think it was called the Last Go-round or something like that, and I believe the components were:

grapefruit juice
bitters (not sure which)
orange flower water
something else...?

Does anyone know what this was called or what it was? I tried calling, but they didn't answer....

Thanks in advance!

  1. k
    kallisti Aug 19, 2010 07:24 AM

    haha, thanks for the replies everyone :)

    my memory of the original cocktail is unfortunately fuzzy, as it was my last one of the night -- what i do remember is it tasting awesome.

    however, i don't believe it was fizzy in any way, and wasn't over ice. i do feel like it had some sort of froth on top, so maybe there was egg white in it....

    oh, and it definitely wasn't on the menu.

    1. j
      jbeales Aug 18, 2010 10:30 PM

      I believe what you're looking for is the First Go Round. I don't think it's on the menu anymore, but it was quite nice.

      If it is what I'm thinking of it had a full half ounce of angostura bitters. I also think it had an egg white in it to create a frothy head on it. Also, I think it used lemon.

      Here's what I'd try, and tweak it to taste and based on your memory of the cocktail. .

      1 oz Cointreau
      1/2 oz Angostura
      1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
      1 dash orange flower water
      1/2 egg white

      Shake without ice to froth the egg, then shake with ice to chill. Pour over fresh ice and top with club soda.

      Hope this helps.

      1. c
        CDouglas Aug 18, 2010 11:08 AM

        The cocktail Last Round is:
        Dry Vermouth

        I imagine it tastes like syrup of Ipecac.

        There is a similar cocktail to your recipe called Hybris:
        Apricot Brandy
        Grapefruit juice
        Lime juice

        You could throw some bitters in at the end of the night to settle your stomach.

        1. ko1 Aug 18, 2010 10:31 AM

          There is a drink called the Last Stand but that is made of equal parts of lemon juice, gin, Luxardo Maraschino and Chartreuse.

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