Taking its place next to its naughtier cocktail neighbors, namely Sex on the Beach and Screaming Orgasm, is Woodnotes Grill's (at Emerson Spa in the Catskills) "Summer Fling." Yeah, perhaps no eyebrows will be raised at this suggestive cocktail name, more reminiscent of a Frankie Avalon beach scene than some NC-17 fare, but what's in a name anyway?
Summer Fling engages the citric spirit of summer with the dark flavors of the woods, and like its namesake, is consumed too quickly, leaving one thirsting for more.
1/2 ounce of lime
1/2 ounce of Cointreau
1 ounce of Giffards pampelmouse
2 ounces of greenalls gin
2 dashes of grapefruit bitters
Combine all ingredients over ice in tin. Shake single strain in large rock glass, and garnish with lime wedge
(Woodnotes Grill added a green olive to the garnish)