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66  /  the tasting panel  /  april 2016 Marsha Meyer Founder, The Natural Mixologist, Los Angeles California Kapil ◗ 1½ oz. Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength Gin ◗ ½ oz. Grand Poppy Liqueur ◗ ⅛ oz. Opuntia Ventura Spirits ◗ ½ oz. housemade citrus cordial ◗ 3 drops instafoam Shake all ingredients through a double strain into a coupe. Garnished with bittered ice sphere, orange twist and citrus perform. Blaine Adams Beverage Director, Barrel and Ashes, Studio City D-Rose ◗ 1½ oz. Martin Miller's Gin ◗ 2½ oz. homemade desert pear and grapefruit green tea soda ◗ 1 oz. fresh lime juice ◗ ½ oz. fresh navel orange juice ◗ ½ oz. Amaro Montenegro Build ingredients in mixing tin except soda and give a long and hard shake. Pour soda into a single Old Fashioned glass. Double strain tin mixture into glass and garnish with candied grapefruit rose. Christopher Barragan Lead Bartender/Sommelier, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Woodland Hills Thai Me Up ◗ 2 oz. Martin Miller's Gin ◗ 1 oz. lime juice ◗ 1 oz. ginger, lime and lemongrass syrup ◗ 10–12 Thai basil leaves ◗ 10–12 fresh mint leaves ◗ 8 coin-sized slices Persian cucumber ◗ Splash of soda Muddle basil and mint. Add all wet ingredients and shake. Strain and top with soda and give a bartender's roll. Garnish with fresh mint and basil. Vincent Anter Bartender, FIG, Santa Monica Shake Your Blue Tea ◗ 2 oz. cardamom-infused Martin Miller's Gin ◗ ½ oz. almond oil cream ◗ ¾ oz. lemon juice ◗ ¾ oz. orange blossom honey ◗ 10 blueberries Muddle, then shake ingredients. Double-strain into Collins glass over crushed ice; garnish with torched meringue and blueberry leather. Sergio Salazar Bartender, Areal Restaurant + Bar, Santa Monica Green Eye ◗ 2 oz. Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength ◗ ¾ oz. St-Germain ◗ ¾ oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur ◗ ¾ oz. lime juice ◗ 2 basil leaves Shake all ingredients and double-strain into glass. Sweetness can be adjusted with elderflower liqueur. Clare Ward Bar Manager/Mixologist, Sambar, Culver City 1,000 Nautical Miles ◗ 2 oz. Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength Gin ◗ ½ oz. Maurin Quina ◗ ½ oz. Fino Sherry ◗ 1 oz. carrot pickling liquid ◗ Pinch of salt ◗ Splash of Champagne Stir all ingredients. Strain into coupe glass, top with Champagne and garnish with fennel, grapefruit and carrot medallion.

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