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Tailspin Cocktail

Tailspin Cocktail 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Cocktails that complete me Mar 4, 2011

This surprising cocktail is essentially a Bijou, a favorite of Spirits columnist Jason Wilson's. It has a dash of Campari rather than orange bitters.

The drink works much better with less juniper-forward gin, such as Plymouth.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounce gin, preferably Plymouth
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 teaspoon Campari
  • Twist of lemon peel, for garnish
  • Preserved or maraschino cherry, for garnish (see related recipe online)

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Directions

Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the gin, vermouth, green Chartreuse and Campari. Stir well, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

Twist the lemon peel over the drink to release its essence, then drop it in, along with the cherry.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from the Oh Gosh! cocktail blog.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 170


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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