Updated: May 29, 2020
Journalist, secretary, editor, translator, hostess, mother, and lover of all things red,
Ise Gropius was a complex woman. As a newlywed she quickly became known as Mrs. bauhaus, due to her PR skills and her zeal for the bauhaus way of life. She was known for her intelligence, confidence, and incredibly creative fashion. Whether sporting a Sonia Delaunay dress at the bauhaus or a necklaces fashioned of matchsticks and ball bearings, in Lincoln, Massachusetts she had style to die for.
With its mix of gin, cointreau and a hint of Campari, this elegant cocktail is as seductive as the woman who entranced both Walter Gropius and Herbert Bayer.
The Jasmine 1-1/2 oz Gin 1/4 oz. Cointreau 1/4 oz Campari 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
As always chill a glass in the freezer while mixing the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or whatever fragrant herb you have on hand. This can be served over the rocks ( my preferred way) or up in a chilled coupe. It's an excellent summer alternative to the Negroni.
For a slightly sweeter version try these proportions:
1-1/2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
To read more about Ise Gropius, the inspiration behind this week's cocktail click here