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.