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About this Cocktail

I should have known better. I’ve seen this cocktail in plenty of places, but most recently from TheNickRomancer. But I riffed & went with Aperol over Campari. Look, you give it a try, but next time I’m going with the Campari.

Created in the mid-1990s by Paul Harrington at Townhouse bar, Emeryville, California & named after his college friend, Matt Jasmin, who challenged Paul to "Make me something you've never made before." Inspired by the classic Pegu Club, this cocktail is the result of that challenge. The Jasmine was promoted by its inclusion in his 1998 book Cocktail: “The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century.” See Nick’s post if you want the punch line to this story...plus you’ll see some of the great drinks he makes too!

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/4 oz Aperol (or Campari in the original recipe)
  • Lemon Peel Garnish

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled (Note: there are recipes which defer to shaking the cocktail).

Strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass.

Garnish with a lemon peel.


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