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The Jewell is in the Capitol District in downtown Omaha.

Deion Bass is a top-shelf mixologist who specializes in cocktail menus with a twist. Forget traditional recipes; Bass’ art starts with three questions and a flurry of fresh ingredients to match your taste and mood. First, he wants to know your spirit(s) of choice. Then he’ll ask you how you take your coffee. Finally, do you prefer your cocktails shaken (like James Bond) or stirred? And, just like that, the wizard of craft cocktails has concocted the ultimate libation — just for you. Here, Bass shows how it’s done.

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Blushing Bride

Blushing Bride

A twist on the classic Paloma

Tequila-base, grapefruit, sparkling rosé

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Sharp-dressed Man

Sharp Dressed Man

Bass’ version of a New York Sour

Whiskey-base, egg whites, red wine

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Bouquet

Bouquet

A Bass original

Gin-base, rosé syrup, St. Germain, Orange Blossom Spritz

Find Deion Bass serving specialty spirits at Omaha’s new jazz club, The Jewell in the Capitol District in downtown Omaha. To see more from Bass, follow him on Instagram @thedeionbass.

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Deion Bass, mixologist

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