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Bread Service

Bread Service
Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Savory cocktail lovers have reason to rejoice, thanks to an incredibly potent drink called Bread Service, created by Nate Howell for the Mediterranean-inspired Cusp Dining & Drinks in La Jolla. The cocktail's driving force is a house-made salt-and-pepper syrup that ... Read more

Total time: 3 minutes | Serves 1
Note: Adapted from a recipe by Nate Howell, Cusp Dining & Drinks. To make salt-and-pepper syrup, combine 8 ounces superfine sugar with 8 ounces hot water, 2 tablespoons sea salt and 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper, pouring back and forth between 2 pitchers until the salt and sugar dissolve; cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • 2 ounces Dutch or Genever gin, preferably Bols
  • 1/4 ounce aquavit, preferably Krogstad
  • 1/8 ounce salt-and-pepper syrup (see note)
  • Dash of bitters, preferably Angostura
  • Lemon peel
  • Green olive, for garnish
  • Cocktail onion, for garnish

Step 1In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, aquavit, syrup and bitters. Stir well and strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Squeeze the lemon peel over the drink and discard, and garnish with the olive and onion. Serve immediately.

Each serving:
Calories 147; Protein 0; Carbohydrates 1 gram; Fiber 0; Fat 0; Cholesterol 0; Sugar 1 gram; Sodium 131 mg.
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