Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Bill Lykens Delight

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  9
1/2 gin (London Dry)

Ingredient: gin (London Dry)

What it is:  Gin
Now the most common style of gin. London dry gin is made by taking a neutral grain spirit and redistilling after the botanicals are added. In addition to juniper, it is usually made with amounts of citrus botanicals like lemon and bitter orange peel. Other botanicals that may be used include anise, angelica root and seed, orris root, licorice root, cinnamon, cubeb, savory, lime peel, grapefruit peel, dragon eye, saffron, baobab, frankincense, coriander, nutmeg and cassia bark.

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1/2 Italian vermouth

Ingredient: Italian vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinn

Substitution:  vermouth

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4 dash Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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Stir well in a mixing glass with cracked ice and a piece of orange and lemon peel, strain and serve with a cherry.