1/3 Drambuie (1oz) 1/3 Dry Vermouth (1 oz Noilly Prat) 1/3 Cognac (1 oz Courvoisier VS)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Tuesday last week, I found our nightcap, the Kiss from Heaven, in the 1940 cocktail book The How and When. With the spirit, dry vermouth, and Drambuie formula, the recipe reminded me of Flora's Own, except here the liquor was Cognac instead of gin. Once mixed, the Kiss from Heaven greeted me with an herbal aroma from the vermouth; once the drink warmed up a little, Drambuie's Scotch notes began to enter into the equation. The sip offered a rich honey flavor with a hint of malt, and the swallow initiated with the Cognac followed by herbal notes and a floral, almost minty finish.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.