101 Best New Cocktails: Stepford Sister by Jon Hughes, Bramble Bar & Lounge, Edinburgh, UK

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 25th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Stepford Sister

Jon Hughes, Bramble Bar & Lounge, Edinburgh, UK

“For a long time, I’d wanted to create something zippy and refreshing for that perfect afternoon aperitivo moment and also to work in that old tradition of-equal-parts recipes that gave us drinks like the Twentieth Century and the Corpse Reviver #2.” Jon Hughes

stepford sister - Copy20 ml (.66 oz) Beefeater gin

20 ml (.66 oz) St. Germain

20 ml (.66 oz) Amaro Nonino

20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lemon juice

5 ml (.16 oz or 1 teaspoon) sugar syrup

1 orange twist, as garnish

Shake over ice and fine-strain into a chilled coupette. Add the garnish.

gaz sez: This baby cries when she hits the back of your throat, and she fair wails when she hits the tummy. What’s she crying about: She’s seldom witnessed such a fine balance in a cocktail before. Lots of thought went into this one.

 

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