Using up New Amsterdam Gin: In a Corpse Reviver #2?
Price and interesting reviews compelled my to try a bottle of New Amsterdam gin. It's not bad, but I don't really like it in any of the typical gin applicaitons. It's no good in a G&T, or a martini, for example.
I'm trying to think of ways to finish the bottle before summer is over and thought the Corpse Reviver #2 might be a perfect fit. Has anyone tried New Amsterdam in that application? How about in a Negroni?
I'd love feedback on those ideas or suggestions of fairly simple gin-based cocktails that would work well with New Amsterdam's unique flavor.
There is really no great use for NAG. Things that are fruit/berry driven will work better than others. A Negroni with potent Campari and grapy sweet vermouth should work well to drown out any negative flavors in NAG and add flavors to the ones missing. A CR#2 should be decent with only a 1/4 of the drink being that spirit.
Most of the bottle I was sent ended up in a bottled milk punch where I added a bit of spice and other flavors to it. I also bolstered it with Beefeater or a similarly strong juniper flavor to make people know that there was gin in there.