Today is U.S. Presidents Day, a consolidated holiday celebrating the birthdays of George Washington, whose likeness appearance on the quarter, and Abraham Lincoln, who is on the penny. This martini derivative is named for their combined coinage value.
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/4 ounce triple sec
2 dashes orange bitters
2 drops green or white creme de menthe
Put all the ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir evenly for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange or grapefruit slice.
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His Excellency: George Washington
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Not to be confused with 50 Cent, or even the Queen’s English 50 Cent
Tasting notes: Powerful gin martini with pleasant faint undertones of orange and mint.
Tomorrow: Colonial days
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