Wednesday, March 20, 2013

fantastic fizz

3/4 oz Laird's 7 1/2 Year Apple Brandy (Laird's Bonded)
3/4 oz Leblon Cachaça (Seleta Gold)
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a Fizz glass, top with soda water (~2 oz), and twist a lemon peel over the top.

Two Saturdays ago, I was flipping through Kevin Liu's new science-y cocktail book Craft Cocktails At Home and spotted an interesting split spirit Silver Fizz. The drink was called the Fantastic Fizz and was created by Angus Burton of the Canvas Club in Brisbane, Australia. While I have had a cachaça-pisco combination in the Loreto Swizzle, the pairing of cachaça-apple brandy seemed equally as novel and inviting.
kevin liu craft cocktails at home
The lemon twist's oils joined the cachaça's grassy aroma on the nose. Next, a lemon and floral sip led into an apple and grass swallow. Funky, floral, and fantastic, indeed.

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