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The Muriel Belcher
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