Wednesday, December 29, 2021

district b-13

2 oz Hines H Cognac (Du Peyrat Selection)
3/4 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Lacuesta)
1/2 oz Hidalgo Oloroso Sherry (Lustau)
1/4 oz Cynar
1 tsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, I got home from my bar shift and went straight to the Death & Co. Welcome Home book for a recipe. There, I spotted Jon Armstrong's District B-13 that he created in 2014 that reminded me of the Bensonhurst with a brown spirit, dry fortified wine, and scant touches of Maraschino and Cynar. Given the French spirit here, perhaps the drink was named after the 2004 movie that IMBD sums up as "In the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and an ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb." In the glass instead of the big screen, the District B-13 amassed a lemon and sherry bouquet. Next, a crisp grape sip led into Cognac, nutty herbal, and cherry flavors on the swallow.

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