Gin & Aperitfif Cocktail Recipe, Crossing To Calais

This cocktail stays true to the Martinez form, choosing to highlight the spirits chosen rather than the process. Each ingredient is one of the most nuanced in its class, creating a thoughtful, complex drink.

Adapted from Misty Kalkofen, Brick & Mortar, Boston

Crossing To Calais
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Make this Crossing to Calais cocktail from Misty Kalkofen at Brick & Mortar in Boston.
  • Ice
  • 1¾ ounces Ransom Old Tom Gin
  • 1 ounce Bonal Gentiane-Quina aperitif wine
  • ½ ounce Cherry Heering
  • 1 barspoon Combier
  • Lemon peel
  1. In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, add the ice, gin, Bonal Gentiane-Quina, Cherry Heering and Combier. Stir, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish by twisting the lemon peel over the drink to release its oils. Drop the twist into the drink and serve.
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