I thought I had better explain exactly why I named this site “Oh Gosh!”, and at the same time give myself an excuse to make one of my favourite summer cocktails…
The “Oh Gosh!” is a little-known cocktail created by Tony Conigliaro at the now defunt Isola bar in Knightsbridge, London. According to Difford’s Guide to Cocktails, the drink was christened so after the customer that ordered the drink exclaimed “Oh gosh!” upon taking his first sip. The recipe, which is a slight variation on the Daiquiri, is as follows…
- 1½ shots light rum
- 1 shot Cointreau
- ½ shot freshly squeezed lime juice
- ¼ shot sugar syrup
- ¾ shot mineral water
- Shake well with ice and fine strain in to cocktail glass, with lemon twist for garnish.
This makes a wonderful citrus drink. It’s also quite a light drink, meaning many of my friends who find most cocktails too strong for their tastes will happily drink one of these. I’ve never actually seen it on a cocktail menu anywhere, but thankfully ordering a Daiquiri with a shot of Cointreau pretty much gets you there.
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