Tuesday, October 23, 2018

boys don't cry

1 1/2 oz Copper & Kings American Craft Brandy
1/2 oz Alexandra Oloroso Sherry (Lustau)
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/4 oz Bigallet China-China (Torani Amer)
1 dash Absinthe (10 drop Copper & Kings Absinthe Blanche)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

Two Tuesdays ago, I received in the mail a copy of the Copper & Kings 2018 Mix Tape cocktail competition recipe book, so I flipped through and found one that called out to me both musically and drink-wise. That one was inspired by The Cure's Boys Don't Cry, and it was crafted by Lauren Paylor of Eat in Rich in Washington, DC. So besides the tribute to the New Wave song first released as a single in 1979 from one of my favorite bands, the recipe itself reminded me of a brandy-based Brooklyn riff with the Brooklyn being one of my favorite Manhattan variations.
The Boys Don't Cry gave forth a nutty cherry accented by anise bouquet to the nose. Next, the sherry's grape was augmented by a hint of cherry on the sip, and the swallow proffered brandy, nutty notes from the sherry combining with the Maraschino, and caramel bitter orange flavors with a hint of absinthe and quinine on the finish.

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