Yesterday we met Greg Murphy, W Hotel's laid-back and garrulous drink maker. A bartender for more than five years, Murphy's come up with his share of original cocktails, but there are a few he takes special pride in. There's the Time Machine (made with Ciroc Coconut and Midori), the Denzel (a chocolate martini), the awesomely-titled Mexican Cosmonaut (a twist on a cosmopolitan using tequila), and the New Times (flavored with St. Germain liqueur and named by yours truly).
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Only able to choose one recipe to share, Murphy went with the T2, goofily named after the movie Terminator II: Judgment Day. "I had watched the night before, and the name just kind of stuck in my head," Murphy says. "It was too long, so I cut it down to the Terminator II, but now it's just the T2."
It's a smooth, creamy and lightly tarty beverage, with just enough zesty lemon to balance out the sweeter flavors. "It tastes like the white part of a bomb pop," Murphy says. "It's a really nice summer drink."
1 ½ oz. Bacardi Raz
¾ oz. Limoncello
Squeeze of lemon
How to make it:
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass with cherry at the bottom. Indulge.