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Glass:
Martini

Garnish:
Lemon zest twist

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2 shot Tanqueray London Dry Gin
½ shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ shot Almond (orgeat) syrup
½ shot Chilled water (omit if wet ice)

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How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

Comment:

Almond and lemon flavoured gin. Subtle, citrusy and dry.

Origin:

This old classic was originally made to an 8:4:4 formula but I have borrowed this 8:2:1 formula from David A. Embury's 1948 'Fine Art of Mixing Drinks' (he describes the original formulation as "horrible"). The addition of water is a Difford touch.

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