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The Muriel Belcher

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Serves 1

35ml Mar­tini Rosso 25ml gin – I use Tan­queray

15ml cran­berry vodka

10ml fresh lemon juice Gin­ger ale, to top 1 sprig mint, to gar­nish 1 sparkler, to gar­nish This boozy, Bon­fire-Night cock­tail is named af­ter Muriel Belcher, founder of the Colony Room, one of old Soho’s most fa­mous pri­vate drink­ing clubs, who was renowned for her quick wit and fiery per­son­al­ity.

Put the first four ingredients in a high­ball glass, fill with ice, then top with gin­ger ale and stir. Gar­nish with a sprig of mint and a lit sparkler, then serve.

Matt Whi­ley (Tal­ented Mr Fox), for Old Comp­ton Brasserie, London W1

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