1 oz Lillet Blanc (Cocchi Americano)
2 tsp Lingonberry Syrup (1/3 oz Clear Creek Loganberry Liqueur)
2 dash Peach Bitters (Fee's)
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon or orange twist (orange).
Two Thursdays ago, I reached for The Canon Cocktail Book after getting home from my work shift. There, I spotted the Studebaker that was named after the car favored by bootleggers during Prohibition; I was drawn to it as it called for lingonberry syrup and I confused it for loganberry which I have done once before in a Mikkeller beer. When I pulled out my bottle of Clear Creek Loganberry Liqueur, I was reminded of my blunder with these 'L'-berries. Since Canon is in Seattle, I associate it with the West Coast where the loganberry was created by an accidental crossing of blackberry and red raspberry cultivars. Lingonberries are rather popular in northern European countries like the Scandinavian ones, but now they are being grown in the Pacific Northwest which makes sense of why it appears in this recipe. Instead of aborting the recipe, I decided to go through with it using a different berry in the mix.