Monday, November 1, 2021

little sparrow

2 oz Busnel VSOP Calvados (Morin Selection)
1/4 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Carpano Antica (Lacuesta Rojo Vermouth)
1/2 oz St. Germain (St. Elder)
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Mondays ago, I returned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book to find a recipe that I have previously glossed over. The one that I uncovered was the Little Sparrow created by Brian Miller in 2008 as perhaps an elderflower riff on the classic Star Cocktail. Once prepared, the Little Sparrow flew to the nose with a lemon oil and apple aroma. Next, grape and pear notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow offered up apple, grapefruit, and floral flavors with an anise finish.

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