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drink: gin & sin

3/4oz each of gin (something not too botanical), orange juice (fresh squeezed is best, but strain out the pulp), lemon juice.

scant splash of grenadine.

Shake over ice, strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with an orange or lemon twist.

These can be made by the bucketload without much trouble– so long as the buckets are kept brass monkey cold.


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1.5 oz vanilla vodka (experiment to find out which one you like; I find Stoli almost medicinal, e.g. Alternatively, use regular vodka, and a few drops of good vanilla.)

1/2 oz white creme de cacao
1/2 oz triple sec (or Cointreau)
hefty splash of orange juice

Shake everything over ice. Decorate the bowl of a very well-chilled martini glass with chocolate syrup (my favourite method is to squeeze a small dollop up near the rim of the glass, and slowly twirl it as I’m shaking, to create a simple spiral– looks good, and there’s not so much chocolate that it overpowers the drink). Alternatively, garnish with an orange Ovation stick.

variant: omit the creme de cacao, increase vodka and triple sec to compensate, omit chocolate sauce. Tastes just like a Creamsicle.

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