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The classic Gimlet is simply half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice. Although Raymond Chandler declared, “It beats Martinis hollow,” in his 1954 noir novel The Long Goodbye, it can be a bit sweet and unbalanced for modern palates, which is why we prefer the “refreshed” version below. 

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Singapore Sling

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The Singapore Sling is the king of tropical cocktails. It was created at Raffles Hotel in 1915, but its heyday was arguably in the 1950s and ’60s. Forget the overly sweet versions you may have encountered; the original is complex and refreshing, perfect for a sultry tropical day.

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When made with quality ingredients, this vodka highball is refreshing, versatile and deliciousand as easy to make as it is to enjoy.

2 oz vodka 

4 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 

Garnish: Grapefruit peel or wedge

Optional: Salted rim (for a Salty Dog)

Optional: 0.5 oz Campari (for an Italian Greyhound)

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Hibiscus Maragarita

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• 1.5 oz tequila 1800 blanco

• 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice

• 0.5 oz Cointreau or other triple sec 

• 0.5 oz hibiscus syrup (see note)

• Garnish: Dried hibiscus flower

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Jalapeño Margarita

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• 2 oz jalapeño-infused reposado tequila (see note)

• 1 oz lime juice

• 0.5 oz agave water (2 parts agave syrup to 3 parts water)

• Garnish: Tajín Clásico Seasoning rim

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Spicy Tamarind Mezcal Margarita

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• 1 oz tamarind syrup (see note)

• 1.5 oz mezcal 

• 0.5 oz lime juice

• 0.5 oz Cointreau 

• 0.5 oz agave syrup

• Dash habanero bitters

• Garnish: Tajín Clásico Seasoning for rim, dehydrated lime wheel

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