My final Wednesday Shakespeare post pays tribute to the character of the nurse in Romeo and Juliet. Her role seems simple at first, but if we dig just a bit deeper we'll find that her reactions to Juliet prompt us to ask ourselves some questions about our own views of love. Click on the link below to read more.
Anon, Good Nurse
1 oz Bluecoat gin
1 oz Suze
1 oz Mandarine Napoléan
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir with a bar spoon until cold. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over one large cube. Garnish with a lemon peel. Enjoy!
This cocktail is a bright and sassy version of a Negroni that unfolds with surprisingly complexity in the glass. There’s citrus everywhere, beginning with the Bluecoat and continuing with the Suze and the Mandarine Napoléon, but there is also a layer of bitterness and earthiness that reveals itself on the finish. As it turns out, Juliet’s nurse is just as complex! Cheers everyone. Happy Wednesday!
Haddonfield, New Jersey