Thursday, September 4, 2014

Recipe: The Bennet Cocktail at Tosca

We love the recently redone Tosca Café in San Francisco's North Beach - the new owners, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, did a great job updating the old school spot.  The menu is a perfect balance of innovative dishes and Italian classics, and the cocktail list is superb.  We are especially obsessed with the Bennet Cocktail, a simple but unusual mix of gin, bitters, and lime.  This is our interpretation of it:
2 ounces Miller's Westbourne Strength Gin (or other aromatic gin)
3/4 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
10-15 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters (or to taste)
Lime peel for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, shake or stir the first three ingredients over ice.

Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lime peel.
Serves one.

For more on Tosca, and some of their food recipes, check out Bon Appetit's feature on the hotspot as one of the ten top picks in their Best New Restaurants in America 2014.

1 comment:

  1. MMMMMMM...
    I will try it this weekend !!