Sunday, October 30, 2016

lady midnight

1 1/2 oz Morin Selection Calvados
1 oz Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
3/8 oz Benedictine
1/8 oz Green Chartreuse
1 dash Bittermens Molé Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.
As my drink of the day two Sundays ago, I decided to do a Marconi Wireless riff to greet the autumn air. For modifiers to the Calvados and sweet vermouth base, I added Benedictine perhaps inspired by the Widow's Kiss and a touch of Green Chartreuse like in the Marconi Wireless No. 2 at Coppa. To bring out the darker notes in Benedictine, I embittered the mix with chocolate bitters. For a name, I tried to capture this fleeting but dark nature with a Leonard Cohen song title, Lady Midnight.

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