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
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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