Figure 8, skater’s cocktail

Figure 8 vertIt’s watching the icy expanse Olympic skaters go racing, spinning and twirling across that gave us an idea: Pour 2 ounces of water into a plastic martini glass and place it in the freezer overnight; before mixing the drink, take out the plastic glass and remove the cone-shaped ice; now pour the drink in the glass and float the ice in it.

Figure 8
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/4 ounce lemon juice

Put all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake for 20 seconds until very cold. Place one good-sized ice cube (see instructions above and photos below) in a cocktail glass and strain in the drink. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Figure 8 ice crop Figure 8 pour crop

Tasting notes: Distinctive cranberry taste against the bourbon

Tomorrow: Tequila

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