Norma Jean

2 parts rye whiskey [ Bulleit ]
1 part ginger liquor [ Domain de Canton ]
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
2 orange slices [ cut a nice round slice and again down the middle ]
3 slices of fresh ginger
Grapefruit bitters [ Scrappy’s ]

I came up with this drink when thinking of old school Hollywood and the idea that they weren’t from there but rather migrated there (like geese. beautiful, majestic geese) from a much humbler setting. It’s also a riff on a simpler drink called ‘Alcatraz’ from The American Cocktail.
This isn’t exactly something one of those fancy ol’ gals would drink but it is something that i think the man sitting with them would. Unless they only have Bourbon, in which case they’ve probably ordered an old fashioned…er…but that’s a drink for another day.

How to:
Take the orange slices, the ginger and the lemon juice; Muddle them sensually real good.
Add the ginger liquor, whiskey and a couple dashes of grapefruit bitters.
Shake it to wake it up, not put it to sleep (as Chris Mcmillian would say)!
Pour into a rocks glass with a big block of ice and garnish with an orange slice…or whatever you want. Its your party.
[ Enjoy ]

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