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Tony Abou-Ganim—master mixologist and author of The Modern Mixologist—favors the Petrossian Lounge at Bellagio for a cocktail (and the “perfect” Negroni at Nora’s Cuisine on Flamingo), but knows how to mix a mean drink himself. We’ve chosen five recipes (along with his musings on each) from his book The Modern Mixologist that will suit every taste and add cred to any cocktail arsenal.

Pure Joy

I really enjoy creating drinks to honor friends, family, and special occasions. Pure Joy was developed as a special gift to celebrate my niece, Kaitlin Joy, in honor of her graduation. Originally made with Absolut Citron vodka, we switched the recipe significantly to feature Bombay Sapphire after she tried her first perfect Dry Martini.

1 1/2 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
1/2 oz Bonny Doon Framboise
2 oz fresh lemon sour
1 teaspoon egg white
4-5 red raspberries
Chilled seltzer water

In a mixing glass, muddle red raspberries and framboise. Add Bombay Sapphire, egg white, and fresh lemon sour; shake with ice until well blended. Double strain into a Fizz glass and spritz with chilled seltzer water.

Just for Mary

(ri)1 straight rye whiskey (pronounced “rye one”) is made for mixing. Light among its rye brethren, pleasing, with both fruit and spice flavors at its center, it is tantalizing, friendly, and “easy on the tongue.” I combined (ri)1 with Lillet Blond and presented it to Mary. She smiled but I could tell something was missing. Back to the liquor cabinet for a measure of Cherry Heering and some orange bitters, then finished with burnt orange twist essence and a brandied cherry. This time a big smile. It may have been “just for Mary,” but thankfully there was enough for two. I think you’ll
agree that this is a perfect cocktailhour elixir.

2 oz (ri)1 straight rye whiskey
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Lillet Blond
2 dashes Regan’s Orange
Bitters No. 6

In an ice-filled mixing glass, add rye whiskey, Cherry Heering, Lillet, and orange bitters. Stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Finish with the essence of a burnt orange twist and discard. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

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