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Friday, September 09, 2011

Drink of the Week: Oxley Refuge Gin & Tonic

San Francisco Cocktail Week is less than two weeks away, and even if you haven’t yet booked your tickets, you can still get a taste of the upcoming festivities by mixing up today’s Drink of the Week—the Refuge Gin & Tonic by SF Cocktail Week co-founder and Cantina owner Duggan McDonnell. The official cocktail for this year’s festival, McDonnell’s mix of gin, Lillet, coconut and lime is bright and tropical—and the perfect drink for some Friday afternoon imbibing.

1 1/2 oz Oxley gin
3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz. Perfect Puree Coconut (or other coconut cream)
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1, see note)
Tonic (McDonnell uses Fentimans)
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: cardamom powder and a lime wheel

Combine all ingredients, except tonic, and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and top with tonic. Garnish.

Duggan McDonnell, Cantina, San Francisco

Photo: Rick Camargo Photography