I recently got really into a cocktail I found on cocktaildb.com called the desert dream.
3/4 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz. Creme De Cacao
1/2 oz. Egg White
The good combo of gin and sweet vermouth notwithstanding, this sounded really strange to me (so much creme de cacao? so little gin?). But after trying it, it really blew me away how nicely all the flavors were balanced, especially for when I want a drink on the sweeter side (I'm a rye manhattan guy normally). It's a really good companion for that cupcake you've been eyeing.
Has anyone been compelled to try a recipe that didn't sound right to them that turned out to work perfectly?