Ryan Chetiyawardana, head barman at The Whistling Shop — the latest venture from the team behind London bar Purl — mixed this simple crowd-pleaser for Esquire. His riff on Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, uses London gin in place of cachaça, giving the drink a distinctly British slant.
1 lemon; 1 orange; 1tsp sugar; Angostura bitters; 40ml Beefeater 24; ginger ale
In each glass, muddle two wedges of lemon and three wedges of orange with a teaspoon of sugar and two heavy dashes of Angostura. Fill with cracked or crushed ice, add 40ml Beefeater 24, stir, then top with ginger ale.