Umami Martini

Photo courtesy of The Japanese Bitters

Replace murky olive brine with clear bitters in this evolution of the classic Dirty Martini.

• 1.5 oz gin

• 0.5 oz dry vermouth

• 2 dashes The Japanese Bitters Umami Bitters (or to taste)

• Garnish: cocktail olives or pickled mushroom (optional)

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Seedlip Grove 42 Margarita

Seedlip Grove 42 Margarita. Seedlip photo

Recipe courtesy of Seedlip

• 10 oz Seedlip Grove 42
• 6 Tbsp agave syrup
• 4 oz fresh lime juice
• Ice
• Salt
• Lime wheel (for garnish)

Salt glasses in advance by running lime around the rim, followed by rolling in salt. Garnish each glass with a lime wheel. Pour all ingredients in a jug, stir, add ice and stir again before serving. Makes 4 drinks.

Bourbon and bubbles

Bourbon and Bubbles cocktail by Adam Domet. Photo courtesy of Pourhouse

Recipe by Adam Domet, bar manager, Pourhouse

• 1 oz Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon

• 0.5 oz Gonzales Byass Oloroso sherry

• 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice

• 2 tsp simple syrup (1:1)

• 5 raspberries

• 1 oz sparkling wine

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Lamento

Lamento. Origami Social photo

Recipe courtesy of Bodega on Main

• 2 oz Rum Blend
• 1 oz Coconut Syrup
• 0.5 oz Lime
• 0.5 oz Passionfruit Purée
• 0.5 oz Pineapple Juice

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Turf Cocktail

The Turf Cocktail. Istockphoto.com photo

The Turf Cocktail emerged around the same time as the Martini, and some believe it was an early version of it (not likely, but you never know).

• 1.5 oz Plymouth gin
1.5 oz dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Prat
• 2 dashes orange bitters
• 2 dashes maraschino liqueur
• 2 dashes absinthe
• Garnish: olive

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Martini

Martini. istockphoto.com

The classic, as it has evolved over more than a century of opinionated drinking.

• 2.5 oz London dry gin
• 0.25 to 0.5 oz dry vermouth
• Garnish: lemon peel twist or olives

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