The Phryne Fixin's

Hello, you gin fiend, you. Welcome back to my spring cocktail series. I’ve covered my favorite gin classics—the martini and the gimlet—in previous posts, and now I’m turning to something a bit ridiculous of my own creation. I like to imagine this is what the fabulous Phryne Fisher was drinking in Away with the Fairies, when the bartender at her Adventuresses Club created a cocktail in her name.

“Nell brought her a sour, refreshing cocktail of her own devising, known as a ‘Phryne’ in her honour.”
Kerry Greenwood, Away with the Fairies

When I can’t decide between sweet and floral, or bitter and citrusy, I go with this sour-type concoction I dreamed up the other night. It is hard to appreciate all of these elements at once, but I find myself contemplating a different aspect of the flavor profile with each sip, until suddenly my drink is gone. Very Phryne Fisher, indeed.

The PhryneThe Phryne Cocktail

2 oz Hendrick’s gin
1 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
3-4 dashes The Bitter Truth celery bitters

Shake all ingredients over ice. Serve in a cocktail glass with an elegant flourish. Garnish with a lemon twist. Sip while poring over the day’s investigations.


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