Samantha Dickerson's Rough Draft

Yesterday we met Samantha Dickerson, who tends bar at Cowboy Ciao and Kazimirez World Wine Bar in Scottsdale. Her's her award-winning recipe for the Rough Draft cocktail.

Samantha Dickerson
Samantha Dickerson
Carol Blonder

Yesterday, Dickerson explained her view of cocktail craft, differentiating bar tending and mixology.

Her choice of words echoed the phrasing of a quality chef: A cocktail as a drink
should stand on its own; a cocktail should be about the liquor; superior
ingredients make a difference.

Samantha's Rough Draft reflects her view. Great
ingredients, a nice balance of sweet and sour, and best of all -- smooth going

Rough Draft

¾ oz Makers Mark ½ oz Canton Ginger Liqueur ¼ oz Yellow Chartreuse 1/8 oz Carpano Antica Formula Juice of ½ fresh lemon 1 cube of spiced crystallized ginger Place cube of ginger in bottom of chilled martini glass Mix Makers Mark, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse, and Carpano Antica in a shaker.

Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, shake and pour.


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