The Seaplane

A cocktail recipe taken from Regarding Cocktails
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To create this drink, I thought to myself: If Sasha were my customer, what would I make him? It is a variation of one of his favorite cocktails, the classic French 75.

—Joseph Schwartz

 

Ingredients

1 oz (30 ml) gin

½ oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

½ oz (15 ml) Simple Syrup

2 dashes orange bitters

Absinthe, for the rinse

Champagne, for topping off

 

Method 

Combine the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the drink is sufficiently chilled. Rinse a chilled champagne flute with absinthe and strain the cocktail into the flute. Top off with Champagne.

 

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Regarding Cocktails is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey.

Here are 85 cocktail recipes from his repertoire—the beloved classics and modern variations—with stories from the bartenders he personally trained. Ingredients, measurements, and preparations are beautifully illustrated so that readers can make professional cocktails at home. Sasha's advice for keeping the home bar, as well as his musings, are collected here to inspire a new generation of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts.