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Hawksworth's Hotel Georgia

[Photographs: Melody Fury]

The historic Hotel Georgia opened in Vancouver in 1927; this signature cocktail was created in 1945. When the hotel reopened in 2011 after reconstruction, bar manager Brad Stanton dug up Ted Saucier's cocktail book, Bottoms Up, first published in 1951, for the original recipe.

After playing around with the recipe, he presented this modern version that later won "Cocktail of the Year" in enRoute Magazine's Best Hotel Bars edition.

Imagine a silkier Ramos Gin Fizz that replaces the heavy cream with orgeat, a nutty almond syrup. Brad grates nutmeg on top to add a sweet, earthy aroma.

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About the author: Melody Fury is a writer and food photographer based in Vancouver BC and Austin, Texas. You can follow her @GourmetFury on Twitter.

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