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The Last Word

By Jordan Thomas, The Shelter A classic cocktail first published in Ted Saucier’s 1951 cocktail guide Bottom’s Up, but dates back to the Detroit Athletic Club around the time of

Dancing Damson

Jordan Thomas, The Shelter Ingredients 1 ounce malty herbaceous gin such as Orange County 1 ounce Averell damson plum gin 1/2 ounce Cocchi Americano (Lillet Blanc also works well) 1/2

Strawberry & Basil Martini

Scott Levi, Nina Ingredients 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 3 large leaves fresh basil 6 slices fresh strawberries 1 ounce Orange County Gin 1 ounce

Cucumber Gimlet

Scott Levi, Nina / Photo by Samantha Seeley Ingredients 2 quarters fresh lime, plus thin slice to garnish 4 slices cucumber 1 ounce St. Germain Liqueur 2 ounces Orange County

Southside Sazerac

Jason Steinberg, Saint George Bistro Ingredients 2 1/2 ounces high-proof rye just under 1/2 ounce simple syrup 3 dashes aromatic bitters 2 dashes orange bitters Delaware Phoenix Walton Waters Absinthe

Corpse Reviver

Cassie Fellet, Rock & Rye Tavern Ingredients 3/4 ounce Tuthilltown Half Moon Orchard Gin     3/4 ounce Cointreau 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 dashes

The Dinah Washington

Riley Murkett, Club Helsinki Hudson Ingredients 2 ounces Harvest Spirits Core Vodka 1/2 ounce Chambord 2 sprigs thyme 1/2 ounce cranberry juice 1 tablespoon “Sugar in the Raw” (turbinado sugar)

The Bitter Jack

Derek Williams, The Huguenot Ingredients 2 1/2 ounces Tuthilltown Spirits Indigenous Apple Vodka 2 ounces Hudson Valley Distillers Chancellor’s Hardscrabble Applejack 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice 6 drops Dutch’s Colonial

La Luna alla Salvia

Derek Williams, a Tavola / Photo by Berg’s Imagery Ingredients 3 ounces Tuthilltown Spirits Half Moon Orchard Gin 1 1/2 ounces strong brewed chamomile tea (cooled) 1 ounce Cardamaro 2

The Rose (Parisian Recipe, c.1920)

Gary Regan Ingredients 2 ounces dry vermouth 1 ounce kirschwasser 1 teaspoon raspberry syrup (or Chambord liqueur) Method Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The O.C.C. (Orange County Cocktail)

The Valley Table Staff Ingredients 6 oz Charbay Blood Orange Vodka 1 tsp Wood’s Boiled Cider Juice of 1 temple orange, or other juice orange Juice of 1 lime Method

Gin Gimlet

Jordan Thomas, The Shelter Serves 1 Ingredients Gimlet 2 ounces Catskill Distilling Company Curious Gin ¾ ounce lime cordial (may be adjusted to taste; recipe follows) 1 kaffir lime leaf

Strawberry Margarita

Marnie MacLean, Thompson-Finch Farm / Photo by Margaret Rizzuto Ingredients 1 quart frozen strawberries, 2 cups lemonade or lemon juice A little bit of sugar Tequila (the amount is a

Rhubarb Collins

Agnes Devereaux, Village Tea Room The Village Tea Room mixes organic sparkling lemonade with this syrup and gin to make a Collins. You can also use lime or lemon juice

Rhubarb and Pomegranate Refresher

Yamuna Devi, The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Dutton, 1987) Pomegranate juice is a popular repast in India, this combination of rhubarb and pomegranate is brilliant in color. Both fruits

Peter Rose’s Hot Chocolate

Peter Rose Servings: (8) 4-ounce cups Ingredients 4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into quarters 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste) 1/4 teaspoon ginger 4