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Easter Sorbet Punch

By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson.  A 12 Bottle Bar original. 

Gin-Pineapple-Mint Sorbet (recipe below)
Champagne

Add a scoop (or, if you’re feeling fancy, a quenelle) of sorbet to a chilled coupe.
Fill glass with champagne.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.

For the kids:  Leave the gin out of the sorbet and fill with ginger ale or 7UP.

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Announcing Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Oak Rested Gin

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By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

It’s fun keeping secrets, especially when you finally get to share them. Only two short weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be the guest of Pernod Ricard for a week-long sojourn to the Beefeater and Plymouth Distilleries. (Tune in this week for details of my gin-soaked escapades.)  While at Beefeater, Master Distiller Desmond Payne hinted at what would soon be Beefeater’s newest offering. You, dear readers, are some of the first to hear of this exciting development, a true labor of love for Mr. Payne: Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Oak Rested Gin. Read More…

Income Tax Cocktail

This is a re-post.

1.5 oz Dry Gin
0.75 oz Dry Vermouth
0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
0.50 oz Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe.
Garnish with an orange twist.

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Gary Gerani and the Bleeding Heart Martini

By Lars Theriot

What scares you?

It’s an intensely personal question, and the answer changes drastically from one generation to the next. There is a story, perhaps mere urban legend, that during the first screening of Jaws, an audience member was so horrified by the scene where the shark eats young Alex Kintner, that he ran into the lobby and vomited into an ashcan. No doubt the moviegoers who made the Saw and Hostel franchises so popular would fall down laughing if they heard that story, but it’s exactly these kinds of generational shifts in perspective that would leave us petrified with indecision at the thought of writing a book called The Top 100 Horror Movies. Not Gary Gerani — but then Gerani really knows what he’s talking about, having written both Roger Corman’s Vampirella (1996) and Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead (1988), the latter of which ranks high on the list of horror movies that most petrified me in my formative years.

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White Lady

By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

1.5 oz Leopold’s Gin
0.75 oz Orange Liqueur (Cointreau recommended)
0.75 oz Lemon Juice

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe

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