From the bartender’s corner – Lady Leon
The Harvey Wallbanger was a pretty big hit at Nanette’s birthday. Usually aniseeds evoke strong reaction – some just love it. And some just do not. I am one of those in the side of “love it”. From ouzo (Greece) to licor beirao (Portugal) to sambuca (italy), I like it in my cocktail as well as a post-dinner aperitif. Harvey Wallbanger uses Galliano (Italy) whic as aniseed as well as other herbs.
To mix it with Gin, I made a Lady Leon today. A LL is gin with Galliano, dry vermouth and orange curacao. It is usually shaken with crushed ice and served in a champagne flute.
Perfect pick me up drink after 350 miles of driving in some crazy traffic at times…