Bon Vivant! / by LD



Although my heart is still weakened by the events that took place earlier today (say, around noon-O-one), I was able to distract myself this evening by creating a cocktail to suit the mood. That being said, Duke Ellington was crackling on the record player and the weather is in a fitful space between summer and fall. What better time to drink something sweet and spicy?

I present you...

The Bon Vivant!

2 oz. Hendrick's Gin
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/4 oz. agave nectar 
splash of orange flower water
juice from 1/3 of a lemon

In an old fashioned glass, stir gin, grand marnier, agave, orange flower water, and lemon juice over ice. Splash with club soda and garnish with a cherry.