Monday, May 20, 2013

bayeux cocktail

1 1/2 oz Lecompte 5 Year Calvados
1/2 oz Krogstad Aquavit
1/2 oz Bénédictine
1/2 oz Earl Grey Syrup

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
For a final libation at Craigie on Main, I asked bartender Ann Thompson for the Bayeux Cocktail. The drink's name makes reference to the town in Normandy where Lecompte Calvados is produced. Once mixed, the drink provided a fruity aroma from the orange oils, Calvados' apple, and Earl Grey's bergamot that was all spiced by the aquavit's caraway. The Calvados contributed both an apple sip and swallow, and the swallow was greatly complemented by the caraway and other herbal elements in the mix.

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