An updated version of Jerry Thomas’s Bar Tenders Guide by Toby Cecchini, Long Island Bar, Brooklyn 2 oz. brandy1 oz. fresh lemon juice1 oz. orgeat3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
From Imbibe… ¾ oz. averna ¾ oz. cognac ¾ oz. jamaican rum ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice ¾ oz. simple syrup 2 dashes chocolate or mole bitters Combine the ingredients into a shaker and shake to combine. Strain into a Old Fashioned glass. Add crushed ice on top.
From the bartender’s bible. 2 ounces gin 1 ounce brandy 1/2 ounce orgeat 1/2 ounce lemon Shake over ice.
A friend suggested that since I often get slightly mixed up while driving that I should create a cocktail called the Wrong Direction. This drink is sweet at the start with a pleasantly dry bitter aftertaste. Just like going the wrong direction. 1 oz bourbon 1 oz brandy 8 dashes chocolate bitters 5 dashes celeryContinue reading “wrong direction”
Another variation on the sazerac. 1 oz rye whiskey 1 oz cognac ½ oz st. germain 2 drops of absinthe dash of angostura bitters lemon zest combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.
1 oz calvados (apple brandy) 1 oz bourbon 1 tsp sugar 2 dashes angostura bitters slice of tart apple, juiced combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass. garnish with another slice of granny smith apple
This of course, is based on the sazerac, substituting the rye whiskey with brandy, making it slightly less spicey. 2 oz brandy 2 drops absinthe 2 dashes peychaud’s bitters ¼ oz simple syrup, or 1 sugar cube combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.
This one’s based on the French 75. 1 ½ oz cognac or brandy ½ oz lillet ½ oz simple syrup ½ oz lemon juice combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.
We discovered this in Normandy. It replaces the champagne in a Kir Royale with cider as is fitting Normandy’s agricultural specialty. The splash of calvados (apple brandy) gives it a little extra kick. 2¼ oz hard cider ½ oz crème de cassis ½ oz calvados Combine over ice in an old fashioned glass. Alternate: ChillContinue reading “kir normand”
The most classic of classic cocktails. And, my first. You always remember your first. 2 oz brandy 1 oz triple sec 1 oz lemon juice Combine in a shaker over ice, and strain into cocktail glass.