How To Make A Bengali Gem


I have to admit, I’ve never been a big gin fan. I can definitely trace it to too many years of ordering gin & tonics at parties in my 20s, and always leaving with a headache. But the presence of brands like St. George, Hendricks and Bols Genever has been changing my mind over the last year or so. This week, Perennial Virant bartender Erin Hayes is using a flavored gin I had never heard of before, combining it with Cynar and some other spirits, to make a stirred cocktail that is truly inspired. Cheers.


Bengali Gem by Erin Hayes of Perennial Virant


1 ½ oz Tanqueray Rangpur

1 oz Carpano Antica

¾ oz Cynar

¼ oz Fernet Branca


Build in a mixing glass. Add ice. Stir. Strain into chilled rocks glass. Garnish with lime zest.

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