Though Tony Abou-Ganim needs no introduction as the Modern Mixologist it makes perfect sense to say this man mixes up more than the modern martini, contemporary cocktail or avant-garde drink recipe. Tony’s recipes dabble in the past with a fresh feel and uncomplicated spin that makes even the most hesitant home mixer certain of the cocktail recipe set before them. The Modern Mixologist Contemporary Classic Cocktails weaves readers through basic classics with present day spin in ingenious ways to use spirits found on ordinary liquor store shelves. Sure there are a fascinating infusions interlaced among the delightful treats of Cable Car lore and Zig Zag endings, but this is no ordinary read.
American Cocktail – created by Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist
1/2 ounce Maraschino Liqueur
1-1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Sour
Dash Orange Bitters
1 teaspoon Egg White
Place all liquid ingredients except champagne in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail coupe. Top with champagne. Notation: I used 1-1/2 ounce brut champagne for this cocktail. Tony Abou-Ganim calls the spirit brands for this recipe and others in his book. Brand names have been omitted in the recipe above.
Tony describes the origin of this cocktail creation in his book. The various spirits symbolize various countries around the globe to celebrate the diversity, sophistication and uniqueness of New York City for a New Year’s tribute celebration. You’ll find this cocktail featured on page 88 of Tony’s book, The Modern Mixologist Contemporary Classic Cocktailswith a more detailed account of its creative basis.
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