1 oz Pierre Ferrand Cognac
1 oz Crème de Cacao
1 oz Benedictine
1 dash Molé Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a single Old Fashioned glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I stopped by Trina's Starlite Lounge for dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Isaac Sussman for the Grandpa's Drunk. Once mixed, the cocktail offered bright orange oil aromas over darker ones from perhaps the crème de cacao. Next, the sip offered a rich, sweet, and roasty combination, and the swallow merged the brandy with chocolate and Benedictine's minty-herbal flavors. Overall, the drink was a bit on the sweet side in the dessert style of things, so perhaps toning the recipe down to 2 oz of Cognac and 1/2 oz of each of the liqueurs might help.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
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The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!