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Destination: Cocktail

8 East 83rd by Nicholas Horton

April 20, 2012

Bar Noir, the intimate bar inside the smoothly retro Beverly Hills boutique hotel Maison 140, is featuring a special list of Prohibition-era cocktails on a "Spring Back in Time" menu throughout the month of April. Our favorite creation is exclusive to Bar Noir and a homage to actress Lillian Gish and other artsy ladies of New York's Upper East Side where tea was covertly spiked with something a bit stronger. The drink, which is a tony mixture of rye, Earl Grey tea and tart lemon juice, is called 8 East 83rd — a shout-out to mixologist Nicholas Horton's former address in the Big Apple.

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8 East 83rd by Nicholas Horton

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey

1 ounce simple syrup

1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

2 1/2 ounces Earl Grey tea

Mix ingredients in a shaker and serve on the rocks in a tea pot.

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Bar Noir at Maison 140, 140 S. Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 281-4000; http://www.maison140beverlyhills.com.

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Jessica Gelt

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