Caip-beer-inha

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2 oz cachaça
1/2 lime, cut into quarters
1 tablespoon sugar
1 oz IPA

Muddle the sugar and lime, add the cachaça, and shake with ice. Pour everything into a rocks glass, top with the IPA, and give a gentle stir before serving. The IPA should add just a touch of bitterness; using too much will make the drink unbalanced.

The idea for adding IPA to a Caipirinha comes from Ezra Johnson-Greenough, who also adds herbs. The version above is from the Metrovino menu, where we made it Novo Fogo Silver cachaça and Ninkasi IPA.

[Thanks to Brenda from Food Shed for the excellent photo.]

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Bamboo

1 1/2 oz dry sherry
1 1/2 oz dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
2 drops Angostura bitters
lemon peel, for garnish

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

This cocktail was created by bartender Louis Eppinger while he worked in Japan in the late 1800s and is featured in the excellent book Imbibe! by David Wondrich.

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PX Flip

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2 oz. Pedro Ximinez Sherry
1/2 oz. Angostura bitters
1 whole egg
nutmeg, for garnish

Shake hard with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. For the sherry I suggest the Lustau San Emilio PX, which is balanced by more acidity than some other PX sherries.

[Photo courtesy of Culinate, from my article about sherry cocktails.]

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Harvey Weissbanger

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1 oz Galliano L’Autentico
2 oz orange juice
6 oz quality wheat beer
orange peel, for garnish

Build in an ice-filled collins glass and give a gentle stir. Garnish with an orange peel. Any good wheat beer can work in this drink, though full-flavored ones work best.

This is a variation on the Harvey Wallbanger and is a staple on the Metrovino brunch menu.

[Photo by John Valls.]

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Señor Brown

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1 1/2 oz mezcal (Del Maguey Vida)
Sidral Mundet sour apple soda

Build in an ice-filled pint glass, stir gently, and serve.

This is a drink I created with Nick Zukin for his excellent guisado restaurant, Mi Mero Mole. Photo courtesy of Allison Jones, who wrote up a full opening report at Portland Monthly and made the Señor Brown look ten times better than I could have done with my own camera.

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New Amsterdam Sour

New Amsterdam Sour

1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup (1:1 sugar and water)
red wine

Shake the genever, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Insert straw and float approximately half an ounce of red wine on top. Using crushed ice to fill the glass is a nice touch but not strictly necessary.

This is a variation on the New York Sour, with genever offering some nice botanicals and a more striking visual contrast than rye does. It was created for a party at Metrovino attended by Washington wine makers.

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