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The Meltdown Cocktail - Gather Journal

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The Meltdown Cocktail

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 8 – Winter 2016 – Origin

Because with extreme stoner hunger, comes extreme thirst. Bryan Dayton, beverage director of Oak and Acorn in Aspen, CO, looked to the ice ages for inspiration for his aptly-named Meltdown cocktail, which leaves the slightest trace of herbs and honey.

serves 1 cocktail

  • 1 oz Żubrówka (Bison Grass vodka)
  • ¼ oz Strega liqueur
  • ¼ oz yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
  • 2 drops orange bitters
  • lemon peel for garnish

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    Pour all ingredients over a large piece of jagged ice. Stir and garnish with a lemon peel.