Girl From Cadiz

Ryan Maybee, Manifesto | Kansas City, MO

Ryan Maybee created this gin- and sherry-based cooler in 2007 for the Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition, in which he was a finalist. Since then, it’s found a permanent place on the Manifesto menu. “It’s never going away,” says Maybee.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably Hendrick's
  • 1 1/2 ounces fino sherry
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 4 to 6 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries

Garnish: lemongrass spear

Directions
  1. Muddle the juniper berries in mixing glass.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice for 15 to 20 seconds.
  3. Fine strain into Collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a thin spear of lemongrass.
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