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Manzanita Cocktail - inspired by Julian Serrano Las Vegas

Manzanita Cocktail - Inspired by Julian Serrano Las Vegas
Serves 1

1 1/2 oz Hendricks Gin
1 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc Chilled
1 1/2 oz Green Apple Puree

Place in a shaker and stir.  Add ice to shaker to chill while preparing glasses.  Prepare glasses with ice and a fresh thyme sprigs.  Pour mixture over ice and serve.

Green Apple Puree (enough for 8 drinks)

2 large Granny Smith Apples chopped with skin on
2 tablespoons water
4 ounces simple syrup

Place half the chopped apples, half the simple syrup, and water into blender and puree.  Add remaining apples and simple syrup and puree until consistency of a watered down applesauce.

Hanky Panky Cocktail - Credited to Ada Coleman, head bartender at the American Bar in The Savoy in 1925
Hanky Panky at Comme Ca Las Vegas

2 dashes Fernet Branca
1-1/2 oz  Italian Sweet Vermouth
1-1/2 oz Dry Gin
Orange Twist or Peel for Garnish

Stir ingredients well into a mixing glass and strain into a chilled glass.  Garnish with orange peel on surface of drink.

Preferably served in a cocktail glass as shown.

San Remo Cocktail - Courtesy of Scarpetta Bar at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

San Remo

1.5 oz Carpano
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz Makers Mark
1/2 oz Campari
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Sweet 'n' Sour (equal parts lime juice and sugar water)

Place ingredients in shaker, add ice, shake, and pour over glass of ice.  Garnish with orange slice if desired.

The Aviatrix:

The Aviatrix

Serves 1

2 ounces Gabriel Boudier Saffron Infused Gin
1 ounce Luxardo Il Maraschino Originale
½ fresh lime, juiced
1 ounce simple syrup

Place liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker, fill with ice.  Shake and pour into ice cold martini glass.


Serves 1

1 Ounce Campari
1 Ounce Gin (for a twist try Hendricks)
1 Ounce Carpano
1 Orange Slice

Place liquid ingredients into cocktail shaker, fill with ice.   Fill glass with ice and orange slice.  Shake ingredients in cocktail shaker and pour into ice filled glass.

San Permis:

Serves 1

Cava (Spanish Sparkling Wine - Chilled)
1 ounce Cointreau
Lavender Infused Honey (honey, lavender, orange zest)

Coat inside of Champagne glass with lavender infused honey. Pour in Cointreau. Top off with chilled Cava.


  1. We always have Campari at home. I must try to make some of these.....very interesting!

  2. I like the sound of the last one! Mmm, I'll need at least a jug of it though! xx


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