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Get romantic with a Dawn of Love cocktail


This month, we’re enjoying the Dawn of Love, a vintage cocktail from 1934. This rich, velvety drink offers complex flavors (light juniper, grapefruit, plum and almond), but simplicity in preparation. 


In an ice-filled mixing glass, combine 1½ ounces Dolin blanc vermouth and 1½ ounces Averell Damson gin liqueur. Stir 30 to 45 seconds then strain into a cocktail glass. 


Finish by twisting a large orange peel over the drink to express the oils then garnish with the peel.


Ted and Jamie Kilgore are longtime contributors to Sauce Magazine and co-owners of Planter's House and Small Change.

Tags : Cocktails, Recipes