Friday, October 26, 2018

miriam's cup

1 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac (Courvoisier VS)
1 oz Roger Groult 6 Year Calvados (Boulard VSOP)
1/2 oz Hidalgo Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Oxford 1970)
3 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Fridays ago, I reached for Drinking Like Ladies for the evening's liquid inspiration. There, I spotted Phoebe Esmon's Miriam's Cup that she created at North Carolina's Nightbell and Curate as a tribute to Ruth Gruber. Gruber was a journalist and humanitarian best known for her work describing the dangers of Nazism. Her most famous moment was taking part in a secret mission in 1944 to successfully bring a thousand Jewish refugees and wounded American soldiers from Italy to the United States. Esmon's flavor concept was based on the comfort food rugelach, and it reminded me of the often neglected Corpse Reviver #1 with sherry and bitters instead of the classic's sweet vermouth.
The Miriam's Cup presented bright orange oil notes over apple and raisin aromas. Next, a rich grape sip showed hints of apple, and the swallow offered Cognac and raisin flavors with a clove and allspice finish.

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