Monday, September 28, 2015

frenchman street cocktail

2 oz Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac (Foret VSOP)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Dolin)
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1 barspoon White Crème de Cacao (Marie Brizard)
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Fridays ago for my post-work nightcap, I turned to the grand prize winner of the "Show Me the Proof" Cognac competition that I mentioned in the Orientation. This one was the Frenchman Street Cocktail created by Timothy Miner of the Long Island Bar. This New Orleans-inspired cocktail did not only look delicious, but I was excited to try another of Tim's recipes after having enjoyed the Handbook for the Recently Deceased and the Sherry Duval.
The Frenchman Street Cocktail proffered a dark orange peel aroma. The vermouth's grape on the sip soon transitioned into brandy on the swallow. The finish though was an intriguing combination of chocolate-orange with a dry anise ending.

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