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Enjoy a cocktail from the ’40s at the Delano’s Franklin bar

No new-school margarita, the recipe for the Mexican firing squad dates back to “The Gentleman’s Companion, Volume II” by Charles H. Baker Jr., published in 1946. It’s one of eight 19th- and early 20th-century cocktail books on display in the lobby of the Delano.

You can view them, swipe through digital versions on an iPad and hear about them on a cellphone audio tour, all while sipping samples from the hotel’s Franklin bar, thanks to an ongoing collaboration with a group of cocktail enthusiasts known as Collectif 1806.


■ 2 oz. Avion tequila

■ 3/4 oz. lime juice

■ 3/4 oz. grenadine

■ 5 dashes Angostura bitters


Shake, strain over fresh ice in rocks glass, garnish with lime wheel on rim.

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