Sunday, June 11, 2017

fortune cocktail

1 oz Apple Brandy (Boulard VSOP Calvados)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Mint Leaves (6 leaf)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass with 2 oz Champagne (Willm Blanc de Blancs), and garnish with a mint leaf.

Two Sundays ago, I reached for A Spot at the Bar after my work shift. There, I was intrigued by the Fortune Cocktail that appeared like an apple and mint take on the French 75. The drink was actually inspired by the Serendipity Cocktail from the Hemingway Bar inside the Ritz Paris; that sparkling drink had apple brandy, mint, sugar, and Champagne, but instead of lemon juice, it included a portion of apple juice to provide the tartness.
The Fortune Cocktail had a pleasing aroma of apple and mint that gave way to a carbonated lemon sip. Next, the apple and mint notes returned on the swallow with a dry wine finish.

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