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Alma Mater
© Parker Fitzgerald

Alma Mater

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In Wisconsin, the locally produced Death’s Door White Whisky is a bartenders’ favorite. Star mixologist Jim Meehan, who went to college in Wisconsin, features it in this delicious strawberry cocktail. 

  1. 2 strawberries, hulled, plus 1 strawberry slice for garnish
  2. 1 3/4 ounces white (unaged) whiskey, preferably Death’s Door
  3. 1/2 ounce Aperol
  4. 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  5. 2 dashes of aromatic bitters, preferably Bitter Truth
  6. 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  7. Ice
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the hulled strawberries. Add the whiskey, Aperol, vermouth, bitters and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the strawberry slice.
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