A moment, a genuine moment in cocktail legend, has transpired. —While grilling chicken and eggplant on the Weber.
Messieurs et Mesdames, je vous donne:
2 oz. Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
1 oz Marie Brizard Apry (or Apricot Brandy)
1/2 oz. Nocino
1/2 a full, juicy lime
Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a ice-filled highball glass.
Garnish with lime wheel.
You can also buy the store brand of Nocino, happily.
But if you have a walnut tree in your vicinity, you should be horsewhipped if you're not making this tincture every summer. It's so easy, and yet the result is so astounding, so multi-Leary-layered, people will think you're a magician.