IRISH COFFEE

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP IRISH COFFEE Foynes Airport | Ireland | 1940s In a sealed jar, shake until thick but still pourable, then chill: 1 oz heavy cream In a warmed Georgian glass, stir to combine: 2 teaspoons demerara sugar 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey scant 1/2 cup strong, dark roast hot coffee Top with the…

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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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OLD FASHIONED

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP OLD FASHIONED Traditional (1750s) expressed orange and/or lemon oil 3 dashes Angostura bitters 1 tsp rich demerara syrup 2 oz overproof rye or bourbon whiskey Garnishes: orange twist, lemon twist, or both — cherry if you feel like it The Old Fashioned is essentially the original cocktail. While the practice of mixing various…

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