Sunday, August 11, 2019


1 jigger Cognac (1 1/2 oz Camus VS)
1/2 jigger Applejack (3/4 oz Laird's Bonded)
1/2 jigger Benedictine (3/4 oz)
2 dash Absinthe (1 bsp Kübler)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Sundays ago, I returned to W.C. Whitfield's 1939 Just Cocktails for the evening's libation. There, I was lured in by the Catastrophe that seemed like a cross between a Corpse Reviver No. 1 and a De La Louisiane. Once prepared, the Catastrophe reached the nose with a lemon, apple, minty, and anise bouquet. Next, an apple sip crumbled into Cognac, apple, minty, chocolate, and anise flavors on the swallow.

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