Leave you wanting more

I just started reading Drinking the Devils’s Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and Her Cocktails by Duggan McDonnell, and today’s cocktail is one of his selected variations on the Martinez.  I found this very subtle, with all the components in a nice balance.  I used Aviation Gin, but I could see using this drink as a test case for other gins since the Lillet and Benedictine were so subtle.  The juice from the Luxardo cherries made a lovely design at the bottom of the glass, which just added to the feeling that while I was drinking something very sophisticated, but with a wink and a nudge from the bartender.

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Laura Palmer, Charlie Russo courtesy of Blackbirdm via Drinking the Devil’s Acre by Duggan McDonnell

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