Saturday, May 22, 2021

brooklyn's finest

1 oz Cognac (Pierre Ferrand Ambre)
1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1/2 oz Cardamaro
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
3 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Saturdays ago, Difford's Guide send out an email newsletter that contained a link for an article on their favorite falernum recipes. The one that caught my eye was the Brookyln's Finest crafted by Seth Brammer at Filament in Dallas as his riff on the Brooklyn although it reminded me a bit more of a Corn'n'Oil. Difford's Guide had the falernum as their own syrup at 1/3 oz, and I was able to find a 1/2 oz measure using Velvet Falernum on SpiritSeers which aligned with a 3 oz build. Once prepared, the Brooklyn's Finest presented a lemon oil, Cognac, allspice, and cinnamon aroma to the nose. Next, the Cardamaro's grape filled the sip, and the swallow came through with rye, Cognac, herbal, and clove flavors.

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