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Adapted from a recipe by Tess Posthumus, Door 74,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
“Be careful with the Tabasco and cayenne pepper. Don’t make
it too spicy, just give it a little spicy aftertaste.” Tess Posthumus.
20 ml (.66 oz) Beefeater gin
20 ml (.66 oz) Strega
20 ml (.66 oz) Lillet Blanc
20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lemon juice
1 dash Tabasco
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 dash Bitter Truth
1 piece red chili pepper, as garnish
Shake over ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail
glass. Add the garnish.
Tess is right about having to be very
careful with the Tabasco and cayenne in the Tessmanian Devil, but if you pull it
off and balance this baby well, you’ll be making this drink over and over again,
I think. Door 74 was the last stop
on a very long bar crawl, courtesy the good folk at Bols, in 2010.
Hope I didn’t misbehave too very badly . . .
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