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  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. simple syrup (see related tip at right)
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ice as needed
  • Lemon piece for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, bitters and ice. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with the lemon piece. Serves 1.

Adapted from The Craft of the Cocktail, by Dale DeGroff (Clarkson Potter, 2002).