From the world of tech comes the Chaos Calmer:

  • 1.50 ounces gin
  • 0.75 ounce lime juice
  • 0.25 ounce triple sec
  • 1.50 ounce orange juice
  • 1 tsp Grenadine syrup

Short shake with broken ice and pure unstrained into a double rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wheel or lime wedge.

In my other life I work with open source software, and I tend to use open source solutions for almost all of my technology needs. I recently needed to replace my wireless router and I decided to choose one that was supported by the OpenWRT project.

When I first logged in to the device I was delighted to see that the “message of the day” was a cocktail recipe. Me being me, I decided to try it.

I found a couple of versions of this recipe on the web, but nothing about its history. I looked through a number of my vintage books and couldn’t find it there, so I assume it is a relatively recent creation.

At first it seems like it might be a Tequila Sunrise with gin, but the addition of lime juice and the rather small amount of Grenadine means it doesn’t taste like a Tequila Sunrise. It’s a good drink, although Andrea found it a little bitter so I added a dash of simple syrup I had on hand and she liked it with that addition. I enjoyed it, although I don’t think I would seek it out.

Rating: 3/5 – it’s a strong three but I can’t give it a four.

Notes: I used Plymouth Gin and fresh squeezed lime and orange juice. I used Cointreau for the Triple Sec. While I’ve been told it is easy to make Grenadine, I used some I bought on Amazon.

Chaos Calmer