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My Bamboo, aka Adonis Cocktail
11/2 ounces Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, La Gitana Manzanilla, or Williams & Humbert Collection Fino, 3/4 ounce Carpano Antica Formula, 3/4 ounce Dolin Blanc, 1 dash Dale DeGroffs Pimento Bitters, 1 dash Regans Orange Bitters, lemon peel. Combine all ingredients over ice in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe. Disperse lemon oil from peel over the top of the glass and discard. Love to garnish this with three small Manzanilla olives on a pick. **This all-Sherry drink first shows up in 1890 in Yokohama, Japan at the Grand Hotel, courtesy of one Louis Eppinger, yet by 1893 it was already being served in all of the NY Broadway Hotels as the Boston Bamboo, and by 1901 was popular on the West Coast. There are many versions and permutations, and the arguments rage on about the type(s) of Vermouth and the use of bitters, but my version combines them all, in honor of the longest running play on Broadway, opening in 1884, finally closing after 1,239 performances.

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