Monday, April 27, 2020

fair fight

1 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
1 oz Pimm's No. 1
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.

While looking up the Bentley Cocktail, I rediscovered Colin Shearn's riff Always Crashing the Same Car. I became curious as to whether there were other Shearn recipes out there to be uncovered, and I found one called the Fair Fight that Shearn developed for the opening of the El Camino in Louisville in the Anthropologie blog from 2013. The combination of Pimm's, lemon, and elderflower reminded me of the Hungry Like the Wolf but without the ginger beer component here.
The Fair Fight squared up with a lemon, apple, and red fruit bouquet. Next, lemon and red fruit continued on into the sip, and apple, grapefruit, berry, and floral flavors duked it out on the swallow with an anise finish.

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