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Bill's Spirit cocktail with an orange twist

Bill’s Spirit

Article by Catherine Hong 06.03.2016 Recipe by DC Cocktail Guru Todd Thrasher

"Bill’s Spirit is a simple deconstruction and reconstruction of a Manhattan, favoring dark rum in lieu of bourbon or rye, and grapefruit-infused Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth,” notes James Camp, the restaurant’s beverage director. Dreamed up by Washington, DC cocktail guru Todd Thrasher, the sling is served crackling cold, over solid ice, Camp says. It breaks from tradition with an irresistible blend of rebellion and ingenuity — just like its famous patron.



2 ounces Conch Republic Matecumbe Dark Rum

1 ounce Grapefruit-Infused Carpano Antica

1 barspoon Martinique cane sugar

4 dashes Angostura bitters


Stir, strain.

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