3/4 oz Luxardo Triple Sec
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Pastis
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Wednesday last week, Andrea and I went to Rendezvous for dinner. For my first cocktail, bartender Scott Holliday made me his tribute to spring named after the Johnny Jump Up flower. The plant is native to the Pyrenees which is not too far from where the Calvados in the drink was made; cultivars planted in American gardens eventually escaped and spread throughout much of the United States. Besides the seasonal flower aspect, the name was in part a tribute to Johnny Appleseed, the American Dionysus, who brought cider apple trees westward and in part a nod to the Corpse Reviver in which the drink was based.