You Dumped Him/Her/Them: The Last Word
1 oz [30 ml] gin
1 oz [30 ml] green chartreuse
1 oz [30 ml] freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz [30 ml] maraschino liqueur
1 fresh mint leaf
This classic cocktail has not only the best name but also one of the simplest preparations. Regardless of who said what, you can rest assured that you’re getting the last word with this drink. If you don’t love gin, try substituting your favorite spirit. This drink should be all about you. For the Maraschino liqueur, we like Luxardo.
Chill a coupe glass by filling it with ice water, and set aside. Take out your shaking tins, and add all the liquid ingredients to the larger one.
Throw in 5 to 7 ice cubes and shake your anger out at your ex for as long as you need (but at least for 30 seconds.)
After you separate the tins, pop the Hawthorne strainer over the one with the liquid. Empty the now-cold coupe glass and with one hand, hold your small chinois strainer over the glass while you pour the cocktail into it.
From A Woman’s Drink: Bold Recipes for Bold Women by Natalka Burian and Scott Schneider
Photo: Alice Gao / Courtesy of Chronicle Books
I’m Ya Huckleberry!
Lee Zaremba and Stephanie Andrews, Billy Sunday, Chicago
- 1 ½ ounces white rye,
- ½ ounce gin,
- ¾ ounce huckleberry syrup
- ¾ ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce madeira
- ¼ ounce Cynar
- 3 dashes black trumpet mushroom tincture
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
- Strain into a coupe.
photo: Lizzie Munro
Derek Brown, “Covered in Honey”
Inspired by one of Lady Bathory’s sadistic acts, the Covered in Honey cocktail combines gin, fino sherry, fig honey, grenadine, bitters and sparkling water.
Photo by Karlin Villondo Photography.
FRENCH 75 !
Simple and elegant, as any classic should be. This cocktail dates back to World War I, but never gets old.
30ml Ink Gin
15ml fresh lemon juice
15ml simple syrup
60ml Champagne / Prosecco
Pour gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake hard until well chilled and strain into a champagne flute. Top up with Prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Nelly le Comte.Photography
Named after the south side of Chicago and one of Al Capone’s favourite cocktails, the Southside is delicious, fresh and simple to mix.
60ml Ink Gin
30ml lime juice
20ml simple syrup
Shake gin, juice and syrup, plus three mint leaf, in a shaker with ice.
Double strain into a coupe glass and float a mint leaf on top to garnish.
Nelly le Comte Photography
Southern Peach Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail by Brittany Bly
- 2 wedges Fresh Peaches
- 1/2oz Gin
- 1/2oz Vodka
- 1/2oz Light Rum
- 1/2oz Tequila
- 1/2oz Simple Syrup
- 1/2oz Orange Juice
- 1oz Lemon Juice
- 2oz Coca-Cola
- 1 wedge Lime
- 1 sprig Mint
1.Add your peach wedges to a cocktail shaker and muddle. You can also do this separately in a bowl and then add to your shaker.
2.Add the gin, vodka, light rum, tequila, simple syrup, orange juice, and lemon juice to the shaker. And add just a few cubes of ice.
3.Shake thoroughly. In your serving glass, fill half way with ice.
4.Strain your boozy mixture into your glass and top with Coca-cola.
5.Give it just a quick swizzle to blend the Coca-cola and finish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.
“Sedano Fiore” by Pizzeria Toro,
Georgia O’Keeffe, “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1″ (1932)
- 2 oz Uncle Vals Botanical Gin
- ½ oz celery/pepper juice (blend, run through cheese cloth)
- Capful Chartreuse
- Capful of Luxardo
- 1 oz lime juice
- One pretty, edible flower of your choosing
Build in shaker over ice, stir, strain in martini glass, and add flower.
Image Courtesy North Carolina Museum of Art
Rhubarb Gin Fizz !
1 ½ oz. Gin
½ oz. Lemon Juice 3 oz.
Shake and Strain over fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a stick of rhubarb
Fresh Fig & Lavender Spritz !
- Fresh Lavender Sprig
- 2 Fresh Black Mission Figs
- Half Lemon (Juiced)
- 1 tsp. honey
- Ice (half crushed, half cubed)
- Soda Water
- Break off a few lavender leaves from your sprig and rub them together in your hands to release their aroma. Drop them into your shaker
- Add juice of half a lemon & your tsp. honey.
- Cut one of your figs in half and scrape out the insides into the shaker
- Top shaker with Ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain liquid into a coupe glass (or glass of choice).
- Fill glass with crushed Ice & fill to the top with Soda.
- Garnish with the remainder of your lavender sprig and half of the second Fig.
- If you wanted to make this a boozy version – we suggest an oz. of vodka or gin!