Cocktail of the Day: Le Coquetiez de Lion

I came across this one the Flickr photostream of Joerg Meyer, a bartender in Hamburg, Germany. This is the house cocktail at the bar where he works behind the stick, Le Lion – Bar de Paris, and Wes and I found it to be a delightful apéritif. (Joerg’s original metric measurements, which I converted for non-metric hardheads like me, are provided in parentheses.)

Le Coquetiez de Lion
(“The Lion Cocktail”, Bar le Lion, Hamburg)

1-3/4 ounces (5 cl) Lillet blanc.
1 ounce (3 cl) gin, 47% ABV. (They don’t specify, but we used Junipero.)
5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters.

Stir with ice for 30 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lime twist.

Now that we have a drink, let’s drink to something …