Saturday, March 21, 2020

louisiana purchase

2 oz Cognac (Camus VS)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Honey Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass with ice (cocktail coupe without ice); I added a lemon twist.

Two Saturday nights ago, I ventured into Michael Madrusan and Zara Young's 2017 A Spot at the Bar. In the section that listed the Gold Rush, the modern classic created at Milk & Honey and based off of the Bee's Knees, were two variations: the apple brandy-based Golden Delicious and the Cognac-based Louisiana Purchase. Since the former riff was delightful when I made it two years ago, I decided to try the latter. I was able to track down a reference that the drink appeared on the 2009 opening "cocktail hour" menu at the Griffin that featured "specialty cocktails brought to you by the talent behind iconic New York cocktail bars, Milk & Honey and Little Branch."
While the Louisiana Purchase is usually served on the rocks, I felt that it was not going to last long enough to necessitate that. In the glass, it sold a lemon, Cognac, and honey-floral bouquet to the nose. Next, a lemon sip handed over Cognac and honey on the swallow with a tart lemon and floral finish.

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