3/4 oz Amontillado Sherry (Lustau)
1/2 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Cane Syrup (J.M.) (*)
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass pre-rinsed with allspice dram (St. Elizabeth).
(*) In a pinch, use a 2:1 simple syrup in place of the cane syrup.
After the Leo Special, I reached for the 2012 edition of Food & Wine: Cocktails and stopped at Leo Robitschek's section of Daiquiri variations. The Heart of Stone, a winter Daiquiri Leo created at Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan, was the one that called out to us. It was a bit more fruit- instead of spice-driven than Mindy Kucan's Winter Daiquiri that we made earlier in the year.