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La Pigalle

La Pigalle
Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Their names read like a lineup of bygone movies: La Pigalle, Ginger Douro, Rio Bourriquot. But they're some of the latest cocktails from Los Angeles mixologists. The featured ingredient? Ginger. Ginger is suddenly making an appearance on cocktail menus all ... Read more

Total time: 8 minutes | Serves 1
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 slice ginger (about 1/8 -inch crosswise)
  • 3 ounces guava nectar
  • Splash of lemon and lime juice
  • 2 to 3 drops bitters
  • 2 1/2 to 3 ounces ginger beer, to taste
  • 1 sprig mint

Step 1Pour the gin into a cocktail shaker and add the ginger. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, mash the ginger well. Add the guava juice, lemon and lime juices and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint.

Note: From the Foundry on Melrose. Mixologist Eddie Perez suggests Hendrick's or Boodles gin. Guava nectar is available in well-stocked supermarkets.

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