The Jersey Girl and Semi Suite
In the second installment of Backstage with Mark Metcalf’s series on bartenders and mixologists, we chatted with Chad Doll, a native Milwaukeean and veteran bartender. In this week’s podcast, Mark and Chad discussed the importance of customer service, the history of craft cocktails and how prohibition changed the way we drink.
Today, Chad offers not one, but two delectable summer beverages for your imbibing pleasure: “The Jersey Girl” and “Semi Suite,” offering warm and refreshing twists on the Manhattan and the Gin Sling.
Combine all ingredients into mixing glass. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with orange twist.
Muddle the strawberry in a mixing glass. Take mint leaves in palm of one hand and give them a good slap with your other, then place on top of muddled strawberry, but make sure NOT to muddle your mint. Add all other ingredients, shake vigorously with ice and double strain into coupe glass (do make sure to double strain with this one, use a tea strainer). Garnish to your heart’s desire!
Not sure what else to do with those leftover bottles of Pimm’s and Campari? You can write to Chad through his blog and he’d be happy to offer up a few suggestions.