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The Bamboo!

In celebration of China's first female fighter pilots


  • 1.5 oz French vermouth (That's the white/dry kind, not the red -- you gotta use fresh vermouth -- it goes bad, just like wine does.)
  • 1.5 oz Fino or Amontillado Sherry (Yes, sherry goes bad, too.)
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 drops angostura bitters (Drops! Not dashes!)


Stir with ice gently, but for a long time -- till the drink is very cold.  Strain into a nice stemmed glass. Squeeze a thin swath of lemon rind over the top of the drink, then throw the rind away. Serve with a pimento-stuffed olive. Yum.

Source: David Wondrich, "Imbibe!" (Perigee: 2007)

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