lemon twist

Jack Rose

2 ounces Laird's Applejack
3/4 ounce grenadine, preferably homemade
3/4 ounces fresh squeezed juice from 1 lemon
1 dash Peychaud's bitters
Lemon twist

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Margaroni

3 parts tequila (blanco)
1 part campari
1 part cointreau
juice of ½ lemon

Stir together with ice, drain into a martini or margarita glass, garnish with a slice or twist of lemon.

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Martinez

2 ounces genever or gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
Dash of Angostura or orange bitters
Lemon twist for garnish

Stir or shake ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish. Sub in genever for something even closer to a Manhattan (hat tip to TheGinisIN, with more good reference on the history of the drink here: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/10/12/martinez-cocktail-recipe

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Bees Knees

2 oz Gin
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz honey syrup (use equal parts honey and warm water)

Shake ingredients together with ice, strain into a chilled coup or lowball, garnish with a twist of lemon

The honey and lemon were originally meant to mask the funk of this prohibition-era, bathtub-gin cocktail, but it turns out they're also just good ideas. More history: http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/bees-knees-cocktail/

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Sweet Tea-ni

Mix equal parts lemonade (or lemon juice and simple syrup) with Sweet Tea Vodka (we prefer Firefly), serve over ice in a low tumbler rimmed with sugar. Garnish with lemon.

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Flying Dutchman

2 parts gin
1/2 part cointreau

Poor alcohol over ice in a low tumbler, stir. Optionally, add lemon juice. Garnish with lemon twist

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Rob Roy

2 ounces blended Scotch whisky (Black Grouse is a nice mid-point)
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish: lemon or orange twist

Stirred over ice, strained into a chilled cocktail glass, garnished with a maraschino cherry or lemon twist, and served straight up in a chilled glass

See also: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/02/rob-roy-scotch-whisky...

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