101 Best New Cocktails: Vakantie by Cynthia Turner, The Magnetic Field, Asheville, North Carolina

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 15th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Adapted from a recipe by Cynthia Turner, The Magnetic Field, Asheville, North Carolina.

“This cocktail simply reminded me of an exotic vacation. I chose the Dutch word [for vacation] and then…..made another.” Cynthia Turner.

Green Chartreuse, as a rinse.Vakantie

45 ml (1.5 oz) Bols Genever

15 ml (.5 oz) Angostura 1919 rum

22.25 ml (.75 oz) fresh lemon juice

22.25 ml (.75 oz) orgeat

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled Green Chartreuse-rinsed coupe.  No garnish.

gaz sez: Well Jiminy Cricket this is a fine cocktail, indeed.  Smoky, nutty, herby, you name it.  It’s all over the place.  And it’s also very finely tuned.  Well done, Cynthia.

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