MAI TAI

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP MAI TAI Trader Vic’s | Emeryville | 1940s 1/2 oz curaçao 1/2 oz orgeat 1 oz lime juice 2 oz Denizen Merchant’s Reserve rum Garnish: spent lime half, mint sprig Alternate rum blend: 50/50 aged Jamaican rum & aged Martinician rhum You really can’t improve on perfection, but that hasn’t stopped the world from…

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NEGRONI

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP NEGRONI Forsco Scarselli, Caffè Casoni | Firenze | 1910s Unknown origin | Italy | 1950s 1 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz Campari 1 oz London Dry gin Garnish: orange wheel The ultimate aperitivo (before-dinner) cocktail, the Negroni has become ubiquitous and triumphant on the winning side of the love/hate battle. For some,…

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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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