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Gentleman Jack Winner

Gentlemen’s Bet: With the goal of updating a classic cocktail with modern style, Fish manager Evan Powell concocted his version of a whiskey sour, the Gentlemen’s Bet, by “accessorizing” the flavor components in the Gentleman Jack. “The Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur accentuates the dark fruit notes, the elderflower nectar the floral,” he explains. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon for balance, and you’ve got a sure bet for a winning drink.  
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  • 1 ½ oz. Gentleman Jack
  • 1/2 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. elderflower nectar (d’Arbo preferred)
  • 2 wedges lemon
  • Brandy-soaked French cherries (Les Parisiennes preferred)
  • Orange twist

Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice.

Squeeze in juice from lemons, shake vigorously, and strain into a rocks glass with ice.

Garnish with cherries and an orange twist.

For a long drink, strain into a highball over ice and add a splash of soda.