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Vesper

Vesper

“Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”
Casino Royale, Chapter 7


Ingredients: 

  • 3 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
  • Thin lemon twist

Instructions: 

Stir all ingredients well with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


 

Manzañilla Sylvestre

Manzanilla Sylvestre

This refreshing cocktail hails from Mezcalito in San Francisco.


Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz citrus chamomile tea syrup
  • lemon twist

Instructions: 

Shake all ingredients with ice then double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Citrus- Chamomile Syrup: 

Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup hot water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce quickly and let simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1-2 bags of citrus chamomile tea. Allow to steep at room temperature for 24 hours. Remove tea bags and store syrup in the fridge when not in use.


Source: Adapted from “Mezcal” by Emma Janzen

Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp Benedictine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters

Instructions: 

Stir all ingredients with ice to chill and dilute, then strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.