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Home Bar Project: How to Make a Sands Cocktail

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

This week: How to Make a Sands Cocktail

The Sands cocktail is an excellent example of a unique, yet balanced, cocktail. The maraschino liqueur is balanced out by two different types of citrus, then perfectly rounded out with a nice, london dry gin. This drink is fairly new, originating in 2006 at a bar called, Milk and Honey, which has seen a large part in the resurgence of the craft cocktail scene. Take one sip of this drink and you’ll understand why people got back on the bandwagon.

Ingredients:
Fresh Lime Juice
Fresh Grapefruit Juice
Maraschino Syrup (2:1)
London Dry Gin

 


Step 1 of 6:

Add 1/2 oz fresh lime juice

 


Step 2 of 6:

Add 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice

 


Step 3 of 6:

Add 3/4 oz maraschino syrup

 


Step 4 of 6:

Add 1 1/2 oz london dry gin

 


Step 5 of 6:

Fill large shaker 3/4 with ice and shake

 

Step 6 of 6:

Strain into glass

Enjoy!

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