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Skinny Phone Books and the Tropical Tom Collins

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This week back in 1878, a new type of book was published that you would never want to read cover-to-cover. Listen to the tale of the first phone directory (complete with instructions!) and then look up this name-happy cocktail:

Tropical Tom Collins

Photo credit: Elana Lepkowski, stirandstrain.com
Photo credit: Elana Lepkowski, stirandstrain.com

Listed by John Gianetti of 116 Crown in Bridgeport, CT.

  • 2 oz of Martin Miller’s London Dry Gin
  • 1 oz of John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum
  • 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz of simple syrup
  • 1 full squeeze of Bittermen’s ‘Elemakule Tiki Bitters

Shake with ice, and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with piece of orange and a cherry. Redial as often as desired.