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Army & Navy

Army & Navy cocktail with gin, orgeat, lemon juice, and bitters

The Army & Navy is an easy-drinkin’ gin sour riff that traces its roots at least as far back as David Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, first published in 1948.

Orgeat is the star here, replacing simple syrup in the Gin Sour template. The scent of the drink is fragrant and floral, with a bright citrus note from the lemon juice.

The simplicity of the Army & Navy makes it a great canvas for trying out variations, like a fancy barrel-aged gin or different kinds of bitters. We’re partial to either peach, lemon, or even chocolate bitters in it.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. A lemon twist garnish or a dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg are traditional.

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