Saturday, December 17, 2016

french film

1 1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass, fill with ice, and garnish with a lemon twist.
To replace the East Cambridge Cobbler on the low octane (low proof) menu, I decided to riff on the Board of Directors keeping its dry vermouth base. Instead of the Green Chartreuse, I opted for a lighter herbal note of Benedictine. Since two of the ingredients were French, I thought the 1978 Wire song French Film Blurred might work, but I ended up shortening it to French Film. Overall, it is clean, crisp, and elegant. I decided on serving it on the rocks since there is already a Collins and a coupe glass drink on that section of the menu.

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