The Black Cat is a cocktail specially created by gaz regan, writer and bartender, to salute Quentin Crisp. If you’re a bartender and there’s an unconventional thinker you’d like to celebrate here’s what you need to know to be in with a chance of winning a very special prize…

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The Black Cat, for Quentin Crisp, author

45ml G’Vine Nouaison gin
45ml Guinness
15 ml Monin Gingerbread Syrup
1 lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupe, then add the garnish.

The Black Cat is based on the Dog’s Nose, named for a café that Quentin Crisp frequented in London when he was a young man, and made with Guinness because Quentin loved stout.” gaz regan

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