And if you immediately thought “Peace Frog” by the Doors, you get a gold star! (And you just gave a likely indication of your age..;-). In any event, our cocktail karma continues to be good. This week’s cocktail is one of our own creations, or I should say, a slight adaptation of an existing cocktail. But I guess that is how the “creative process” works.
The Peachfrog cocktail is a simple riff on a cocktail called the Leapfrog from Jim Meehan’s PDT Cocktail Book. We have been working through the PDT book, trying cocktails that sound good, and the Leapfrog sounded great. Interestingly, the Leapfrog is an adaptation of an early 20th century cocktail called the Leaping Frog that featured lime juice and apricot brandy. And so it goes, cocktails are a lot like jazz, everything is a new riff on something else.
As for the Leapfrog, it is a mixture of gin, apricot liqueur (Meehan suggests Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot), lemon juice, mint and orange bitters. All good stuff, but as it happens, we did not have all of that stuff. Well, necessity is the mother of invention, and we really wanted to try this, or something like it. Thus a new drink is born. Continue reading