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Melissa Hayes combines two ingredients that aren't often mixed together: the spicy, fruity, gin-based aperitif Pimm's and the honeyed, Scotch-based liqueur Drambuie. They create an elegant, pleasantly bittersweet cocktail. Plus:  More Cocktail Recipes 

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  • 1 ounce Pimm's No. 1

  • 1/2 ounce Drambuie

  • 1/2 ounce Cocchi Americano (fortified, slightly bitter aperitif wine)

  • 1/4 ounce Averna Amaro (bittersweet herbal digestif)

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • Dash of celery bitters

  • Ice

  • 1 lemon twist, flamed, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except ice and the garnish. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the flamed lemon twist.

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