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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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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DAIQUIRI

THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP DAIQUIRI Santiago | 1890 3/4 oz simple syrup 1 oz lime juice 2 oz light Cuban-style or blended rum Garnish: lime wheel Recommended spirits: Havana Club 3, Banks 5 Island, Plantation 3 Stars, Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy The Daiquiri was standardized by Jennings Cox, an American mining engineer working in Santiago, Cuba around…

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