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Julia Ewan - The Washington Post; Glassware From Crate and Barrel

1+1 Cocktails Dec 3, 2008

This cocktail is for the slightly more ambitious host, as it adds a third ingredient: the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon half.

Be sure to use ginger beer, not ginger ale. The beer's more assertive taste will marry well with Averna, an herbal Italian amaro.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer (see headnote)
  • 1 lemon half
  • 2 ounces Averna (an Italian amaro)
  • 1 round, thin slice of lime


Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the ginger beer, then place a fine-mesh strainer over the glass and squeeze in the juice from the lemon half (this should be about 1/2 ounce). Pour the Averna on top. Garnish with the slice of lime.

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From Duggan McDonnell of Cantina Bebidas in San Francisco.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 206

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 9mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

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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