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Drink Local // Christmas Elixir

Christmas Elixir

Photo by Michael Hendrickson

The Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris sits on stately Avenue Montaigne, home to the city's top designer boutiques. After browsing Dior and Chanel, cozy up at the hotel's very chic yet unassuming Le Bar du Plaza Athénée for one of Thierry Hernandez's spirited cocktails.

CHRISTMAS ELIXIR
1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. Galliano
1/4 oz. ginger liquor
1 drop Ambrettolide extract
1 drop cedar extract
1/4 oz. vanilla extract

Pour all ingredients into a shaker over ice and shake for 8 seconds. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

"It's a very distinctive and indulgent winter cocktail to be enjoyed in front of a fireplace," says Hernandez, bar manager at Le Bar du Plaza Athénée.


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Bruce Elrod
I cannot find extract of cedar or abrolettolide to save my life... where can you purchase these?
12/26/2012 10:58:27 PM

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