Mini Bar: Gin: A Little Book of Big Drinks
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Don't let the small size fool you—each volume in the Mini Bar series is filled with more than 50 traditional and original recipes that pack a punch. Gin aficionados will toast concoctions like the Tasmanian Twister. Each title in this series describes the history and distinct characteristics of its particular alcohol. Small enough to carry on a tropical vacation or stash next to the blender, these little cocktail books are a must-have for the weekend bartender.
drink served with ice in a short glass, such as an old-fashioned glass. . Muddle . A technique that involves using a small wooden “muddler” or spoon to mash fruits or herbs in the bottom of a glass, usually together with bitters or sugar, to release their aromatic ﬂavors. . Neat . Describes a single spirit or liqueur served in a glass “straight up”—enjoyed on its own, unchilled, and without ice, water, or any other ingredients. . Neutral Spirit . A spirit distilled from grain to produce a
water into his glass of gin. Once another anonymous genius introduced a squeeze of lime, the Gin and Tonic became a wildly popular drink served in all the best tropical hotels, and naturally caught on as a summertime libation. The proportions of gin to tonic are crucial for a perfectly balanced G&T experience (of course, that balance is purely subjective). This recipe is a good place to start; many prefer theirs with a lot of fresh lime squeezed in. 2 ounces good-quality gin 4 ounces chilled
21⁄2 ounces chilled gin Lemon twist 19 Antibes SEND YOUR SENSES TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE with this elegant cocktail, which perfectly balances the complex ﬂavors of gin, tart grapefruit juice, and aromatic Bénédictine, a Cognac-based herbal liqueur that adds a honeyed sweetness to the drink. Known as the world’s oldest liqueur, Bénédictine was named after the Bénédictine monks of the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy, who formulated it around 1510. The exact formula may be cloaked in secrecy, but we
soda is optional. The drink is equally enjoyable when shaken and served up. The classic recipe dictates equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, but there are many variations. 1 1 1 2 ounce gin ounce Campari ounce sweet vermouth to 3 ounces chilled club soda (optional) Orange slice . Variations . For a PUNT Shake the gin, Campari, and vermouth vigorously with ice. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with club soda, if desired. Garnish with the orange slice. E MES NEGRONI,
the lime wheel and orange blossom. Death in the Gulfstream ERNEST HEMINGWAY , SEEMINGLY ALWAYS IN NEED OF A GOOD HANGOVER REMEDY , created this drink, although there is a bit of speculation as to the exact time and place—some say the Hotel Ritz in London in 1922, others, Key West in 1937. Nevertheless, we do know that Hemingway’s preference was for the more intensely pungent genever, but we’ll never tell if you use a good-quality London dry gin instead. Either way, this tipple is indeed,