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Aug 17, 2010 07:35 PM

Help figuring out a drink I had at the Gibson

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!

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

    1. 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. 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. 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.