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Hawksmoor NYC’s French Manicure

Hawksmoor French Manicure - French Martini Variation

A fluffy, tropical whiskey sour.

For this cocktail, Hawksmoor NYC bartender Michelle Martinez was inspired by the ’90s-era French Martini. Small-batch Irish whiskey lends body to the drink, while sage and yuzu add a culinary edge. But the key to the recipe, says Hawksmoor bar manager Adam Montgomerie, is whip shaking the drink (shaking with a couple of ice cubes until the ice is fully integrated), which yields “a fluffy, tropical whiskey Sour.”


  • 1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey (Hawksmoor uses Teeling Small Batch)
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz. sage syrup
  • 1/2 oz. yuzu juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
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  • Sage Syrup
  • 10g fresh sage
  • 320ml water
  • 300g granulated sugar
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:coupe
  • Garnish:sage leaf


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker with 2 cracked ice cubes. Shake until the ice has fully integrated and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish.

Sage SyrupAdd the sage to the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils remove it from the heat and allow to sit for 1 hour. Strain out the sage and add the sugar, stirring until fully dissolved. Will keep for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

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