Suppressor #1

Greg Best, Ticonderoga Club | Atlanta

As Ticonderoga Club partner Paul Calvert says about drinking suppressors, “You’re between two places, and you just want to hold the line… That feeling could last all night.”

To achieve that, Greg Best’s O.G. Suppressor #1 draws on the most basic building block of low-proof cocktails: fortified wines. Vermouth mixes with the savoriness of sherry and citrus notes, achieving compelling layers of flavor sans the booze.

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Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce dry vermouth, preferably Dolin
  • 1 ounce Cocchi Americano
  • 1 ounce PX sherry, preferably Alvear PX sherry 2008
  • 8 drops grapefruit bitters, preferably Bittermens
  • 2 bar spoons lemon juice

Garnish: orange peel, mint

  1. Build ingredients over crushed ice in a julep cup.
  2. Garnish with a swath of orange peel and a sprig of mint.