1 oz Brown Sherry (Lustau Dry Amontillado)
1 oz Passion Fruit Juice, Unsweetened
1 dash Orange Curaçao (1/8 oz Senior Curaçao)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist to the recipe.
For a nightcap on Sunday night, I began browsing the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild's Approved Cocktails from 1937. There, I spotted the Brown Jack that caught my attention with its use of passion fruit juice and sherry. The drink was named after one of the most famous British racehorses and one of the best stayers (long distance racing) of all time. In fact, Brown Jack won the Queen Alexandra Stakes, the longest flat race of the season, six consecutive times between 1929 and 1934. The drink itself was attributed to a Joe Bowen, but unfortunately much more is remembered about the horse he honored.