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How to Make The Z

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The Z, Z Bar at the Peninsula, Chicago - Cocktail Recipe

The Z

Craft The Z cocktail effortlessly with a perfect fusion of gin and Italicus. Elevate your mixology skills with this simple yet sophisticated recipe for a delightful drink experience.
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine British
Servings 1
Calories 224 kcal


  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 1 sprig mint
  • 2 ounces Koval Gin
  • ¾ ounce Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Flowering Mint or normal mint spring for garnish


  • In shaker, muddle cucumber and mint
  • Fill with ice
  • Add gin, bergamot liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup
  • Shake vigorously
  • Double-strain into a ‘martini’ glass
  • Garnish with cluster of flowering mint


Serving: 1gCalories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.01gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword The Z, The Z cocktail
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