Wednesday, June 10, 2015

boylan heights

1 1/2 oz Cognac (Foret Brandy)
3/4 oz Bonal Gentiane Quina
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

After the Puka Punch, I turned to a recipe that I had spotted on ShakeStir called the Boylan Heights. Alex Flynn of Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina, crafted this brandy-based, Brooklyn-inspired cocktail and named it after one of the neighborhoods in Raleigh. Instead of a Brooklyn, the combination reminded me more of the Prospector with Bonal here instead of crème de cacao.
The Boylan Heights's orange twist brightened the grape and hints of herbal aroma. The grape from the Bonal continued on into the sip, and this was chased by brandy richness and Bonal's bitter elements. Finally, the drink ended with Cointreau's orange, Green Chartreuse's herbal, and Angostura's spice notes.

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