1.5oz Hendrick’s Gin
1oz Cocchi Americano
.5oz Domaine de Canton
5 drops Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
Add the gin, Cocchi Americano, Aperol, Domaine de Canton and bitters to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Light botanicals, citrus, hops and ginger on the nose. Sweet citrus upfront, then the complexity builds, with accents of hops, notes of bitters and mild ginger. The finish is light and highlighted by the gin and Aperol. Overall, very light and refreshing.
Another Archangel-esque cocktail (see Seraphim for recipe), this one also tastes a bit like the Summer (or other whitish) Negroni. The inspiration behind Guardian Angel was to come up with something similar to the Seraphim (or an Archangel), but without the cucumber. Again out of St. Germain, I tried Domaine de Canton and really enjoyed it with the hint of ginger.
Lillet also works great in this one (in place of Cocchi Americano) and brings tangerine notes as well as a little more body to the mix.