Meyer Lansky Sour
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About this Cocktail

A riff on a cocktail from the DGS Delicatessen in Washington, DC. Meyer Lansky, portrayed as Hyman Roth in Godfather 2 was a physically small man but a huge man in organize crime most noted for his time in pre-Castro Cuba and Las Vegas. Although a Dewars scotch drinker his lemon-ish last name was clearly the lemony cocktail.

  • 2 oz Tanquerey Gin
  • 1 1/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 dash Hella Orange 🍊 Bitters
  • Egg White

Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 30+ seconds.

Add ice a couple of large ice cubes yo the shaker and shake for an additional 10 seconds.

Double strain into a chilled rocks glass over a single large ice cube.


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