EDGARTOWN — It is afternoon on the Vineyard in mid-August and the president is on the other side of the island. It seems time for a cocktail.
At the Atlantic Fish and Chophouse on Main Street in Edgartown, sun pours through the windows and doors onto the patio overlooking the harbor. Tourists squeezing the last few weeks out of the season trickle in slowly, unknowingly passing by White House aides in T-shirts and bathing suits, enjoying the high summer weather.
On the bar arrives the venue’s Left Bank martini.
Mixed with terrific speed, the Left Bank is Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and Sahara Burst grapefruit juice. This is the high-quality juice, not the compromised offerings from the soda gun, and at $13.50 for the libation, good thing.
There’s a pleasant balance, the juice and liqueur cutting the gin, although the Left Bank, served in a martini glass, does not overwhelm with its size.
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