Boozy Beggar Picture of the Day – Always make one for yourself when there’s an extra glass. Army & Navy Cocktail #celebchefball #mealsonwheels

Had the honor of representing Bar Deville at Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball.  Our cocktail for the evening was the Army & Navy. We went for something simple yet elegant, a classic cocktail that could also pair with food (traceable back to a 40s cocktail book that corrected the recipe to lean more tart than this version).  A rich mouthfeel from the Small Hands Orgeat lends almond and orange blossom notes to bright lemon and gin spices.

2 oz London dry gin (we used Hendricks because of event sponsorship)
1 oz Small Hands of orgeat
0.75 oz fresh lemon
Lemon peel

Shake first three ingredients together with ice for 15 seconds. Strain into coop. Express lemon peel over the cocktail and discard.

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