Turf Race
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Turf Race

Union Square Hospitality Group, Gramercy Tavern, New York City / May 2009

This recipe originally appeared in Pouring in Character.

Based on 1930s Turf Cocktail, but omitting sweet vermouth for modern tastes.

• 3 1/2 oz. Hendrick's gin
• 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
• 1/2 oz. absinthe, preferably Lucid
• 1 generous dash orange bitters, preferably Fee Brothers
• 1 orange twist

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add gin, maraschino liqueur, absinthe, and bitters; shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled Martini glass, garnish with the orange twist, and serve.

Excerpted from MIX SHAKE STIR: Recipes from Danny Meyer's Acclaimed New York City Restaurants by Danny Meyer. Copyright © 2009 by Danny Meyer. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and COmpany, New York, Ny. All rights reserved.