Toast Obama's inauguration with a Gerry Mandarin!

New York Times' drinks columnist Rosie Schaap has invented a cocktail exclusive for Salon. Let's inaugurate it!

Published January 21, 2013 11:59AM (EST)

Tune in later this week for a full interview with Rosie Schaap to discuss her excellent, page-turning memoir, "Drinking With Men."

Rosie Schaap, the drinks columnist for the New York Times Magazine, spoke with us about her new memoir, "Drinking With Men," which comes out from Riverhead Books on Thursday. As a bonus, Schaap has created this special cocktail for Salon, to toast the inauguration of President Barack Obama's second term.

So today we'll be raising a coupe full to the president and to Vice-President Joe Biden. And to Rosie on her publication (thanks for the drink!). And to you, our readers!



The Gerry Mandarin

Created by Rosie Schaap.

For one cocktail:

2 oz rye

1/4 oz. sweet Vermouth

The juice of one half of a small Mandarin orange

Two dashes Scrappy's celery bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a thick strip of Mandarin peel, from which the pith has been removed.

By Kera Bolonik

Kera Bolonik, a writer, critic, and editor, is the executive editor of DAME Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Glamour, New York magazine, Salon, Slate, and the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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