Cocktails

Tip Your Bartender: Gage & Tollner, Brooklyn

April 27, 2020

Story: Punch Staff

Art: Nick Hensley

Gage & Tollner’s Martini variation is based on a 1920s recipe from Harry MacElhone, the owner of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris.

Tip Your Bartender is a social media initiative from PUNCH connecting our readers with bar teams across the country via Instagram. We’re asking select bartenders to share their drinks (albeit virtually) and encourage the PUNCH audience to “tip” during the economically uncertain times ahead. 

Between March 30th and May 29th, for every dollar tipped to bar teams, the Bacardi family of brands has generously committed to matching it with an equal gift to our charitable partner, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation.

Send a tip to the Gage & Tollner bar staff via Venmo by searching @Jelani-Johnson-1.

Turf Martini

Jelani Jah Johnson, Gage & Tollner | Brooklyn, New York

There are a few different versions of this Martini variation—Gage & Tollner’s is based on a 1920s recipe from Harry MacElhone, the owner of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Essentially a Martini with a dash of absinthe and maraschino liqueur, this adaptation is also known as the Tuxedo No. 2.

2 ½ ounces Bombay Sapphire gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
½ teaspoon maraschino liqueur
¼  teaspoon Pernod absinthe
1 orange twist

Garnish: lemon twist

Add the first four ingredients to a mixing glass. Express the orange twist into the glass, then discard. Stir and strain into a small Martini glass, reserving any additional liquid in a small carafe set on ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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