Malleable. Rustic. Testy. Superficial. Absolutely none of these words describes the Shaddock cocktail at Silvertone’s and Trina’s Starlite Lounge. Delicious. Tart. Refreshing. Citrusy. These words, however, do.
Four ingredients, all equal parts. The blending of each makes a magical libation. One might bet their bottom dollar that fresh grapefruit juice was one of the four ingredients, but then they would be broke. The floral sweetness from the St. Germain, the citrus from the lemon juice and the bitterness from the Aperol create a delightful confusion for your taste buds that can only be described as “damn, that is good.”
The Shaddock Cocktail:
- .75 oz Gin (Bols Genever if you have it)
- .75 oz Aperol
- .75 oz St. Germain
- .75 oz Lemon Juice
Glass: Chilled coupe
Method: Add the ingredients into a pint glass. Add ice and shake. Strain into your glass.
“Named after Captain Shaddock, the 17th century English ship commander who introduced the citrus varietal to the West Indies.” – Cocktail Virgin
This cocktail recipe is certainly one to be proud of. So, the next time you find yourself at Silvertone’s or Trina’s, look for the creator, Josh Childs (co-owner/bartender), and give him a high five. Also, be sure to check out Josh Childs blog on Boston.com.
Have you had the Shaddock before?