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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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Smooth Criminal by Henning Neufeld, 2011 World Class Finalist from Switzerland

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Henning Neufeld, 2011 World Class Finalist from Switzerland

Smooth Criminal

55ml Zacapa 23 rum

30ml Lime juice

15ml Orgeat

Ginger ale to fill

6 Basil leaves, as garnish

3 cm piece of Lemongrass stalk, as garnish

Build in a Collins Glass, and add the garnishes.

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