Classic
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Gin • Bitter
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The Essentials

Gin
fresh lemon juice
Campari
Strainer
Shaker
The Details

Ingredients

1.5 oz Gin
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.25 oz Campari
0.25 oz Cointreau

Method

  • Add ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until cold.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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