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Read it and drink it: The Dinner and the Legends Cocktail

The Legends Cocktail has a sophisticated taste to match its look and Herman Koch's The Dinner deserves nothing less.

Tautly written, The Dinner by Herman Koch, reveals the dark side of genteel society. Sip on a Legends Cocktail while reading the book that skewers everything from parenting values to pretentious menus.

Drink It.

Legends Cocktail from The Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroffLegends Cocktail
Recipe from The Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroff

Sugar, for dusting the glass
Ground ginger, for dusting the glass
Orange slice, for dusting the glass
1 small piece of fresh ginger root
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
Lemon peel, preferably spiral, for garnish

1. Combine 4 parts sugar to 1 part ground ginger in mixing tray. Rim cocktail glass with orange slice. Dip outer rim of glass in sugar mix to frost.

2. Place the piece of ginger, Cointreau, and elderflower liqueur in the bottom of a bar glass, and muddle.

3. Add the vodka, cranberry and lime juices, and ice, and shake well. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with the lemon peel.

Read It.

The Dinner Book Excerpt

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