GIN & TONIC

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP GIN & TONIC London | 1870s – 1900s 2 oz Old Tom or London Dry gin 4 oz tonic soda Express lemon oil over Garnish: lemon twist Simple doesn’t mean dumb. Two-ingredient Highballs, like any other drink, are done well when one pays attention to the details: measure your pours, use high-quality…

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WEST INDIES PUNCH

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP WEST INDIES PUNCH traditional | 1760s In the bowl, create an oleosaccharum: Peels of 4 lemons and 6 limes 1 cup superfine cane sugar Add the following, then remove citrus peels: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup lime juice 4 cups dark Jamaican rum 6 cups cold unsweetened black tea Garnish: clove-studded…

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TOM COLLINS

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP TOM COLLINS London | 1870s 3/4 oz simple syrup 1 oz lemon juice 2 oz Old Tom gin Shake, then add: 1 oz seltzer Garnish: orange & cherry flag The Collins, as a style, is essentially a sour served tall with a little dilution by way of seltzer. Take away the ice…

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