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101 Best New Cocktails 2013: McMillian by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

McMillian

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“Made on Chris McMillian’s birthday using all ingredients that he’s used in his cocktails. I know, I know.  I promise not to name anything else after him and start naming cocktails after Laura now.  But I guess it’s a tribute to both of ’em and how they welcomed my family into their family.” Geoffrey Wilson.

60 ml (2 oz) Rittenhouse rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) orange curacao

15 ml (.5 oz) orgeat syrup

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Bénédictine

7.5 ml (.25 oz) fresh lemon juice

1 dash Angostura bitters

5 mint leaves (reserve 1 for garnish)

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled glass (use a strainer and tea strainer).  Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, are, for sure, a few of my favorite things.  They rank alongside Rittenhouse Rye, Bénédictine, and Angostura bitters, so this baby grabbed my attention immediately I saw it.  Chris McMillian: Your namesake cocktail ain’t too shabby at all!  Nicely done,  Geoffrey.

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101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: A Polite Discretion by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

A Polite Discretion

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Adapted from a recipe by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.

“A very, very simple cocktail inspired by Chris McMillan’s “keep it simple, stupid” motto. I love Zacapa, and I wanted to make a fall/winter cocktail even though it gets cold for like a week down here in N.O.” Geoffrey Wilson.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Zacapa 23 rum

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Belle de Brillet pear brandy

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Gran Classico Bitter

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

gaz sez: A simple cocktail nailed in three complex steps. Great ingredients, beautifully balanced. You learned well from Chris McMillan, Geoffrey. You kept it simple, and proved you ain’t stupid. Well done.

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