The Simple Sussex

Alex Negranza, Tongue-Cut Sparrow and The Pastry War | Houston

Created for Liberty in Seattle, where it was a top seller: “It’s basically a Martini on the rocks with a twist,” he says, describing it as “simple, clean, gin-forward,” with ingredients that “lift each other up.” This is emblematic of his drink-making style, he says, describing that as “effortless and approachable—nothing too complicated.”


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Fords Gin
  • ¾ ounce Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters

Garnish: grapefruit twist

  1. In a mixing glass, stir together all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass, over a large ice cube
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

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