Monday, June 24, 2013


3/4 Brandy (1 1/2 oz Foret)
1 dash Apricot Brandy (3/8 oz Rothman & Winter)
1 dash Curaçao (3/8 oz Senior)
1 dash Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Cocchi)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist.
After the Visionary Cocktail, I opened up our trusty copy of Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and turned to the brandy section. There, I spotted the Judge, and its Periodista-like combination of apricot liqueur and curaçao called out to me. Once mixed, the drink greeted the nose with an orange and apricot aroma. A stone fruit and grape sip transitioned to a swallow that began with brandy and candied orange flavors and ended pleasantly with Angostura's spice.

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