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H and H cocktail- 2 oz gin, 1 oz Cocchi Americano, 3 dash Curacao

H and H Cocktail:

2 oz. Gin (No. 209)
1 oz. Kina Lillet (Cocchi Americano)
3 Dash Curacao (Patron Citronge)
Dash homemade orange bitters (optional)

Stir with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

This martini style cocktail can be found in The Savoy Cocktail book though it's name may remain a mystery. Erik Ellestad has his own guesses which can be found on his excellent blog where he is currently drinking through the entire Savoy Cocktail Book. The resulting cocktail is dry and only slightly sweet. Wonderful vessel for highlighting the botanicals of the gin, with a clean, strong juniper finish. This gin heavy cocktail will certainly not be for everyone but for adventerous classic martini sippers (particularly those with a penchant for Cocchi Americano) it will be a delicious, while not overly drastic departure from the norm.

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