Wednesday, December 22, 2021

gentleman caller

1 oz Dry Gin (Bombay Dry)
1 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Lacuesta Rojo)
1/4 oz Brown Sugar Syrup
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
After my bartending shift on Wednesday night two weeks prior, I opened up T. Cole Newton's Cocktail Dive Bar and found the Gentleman Caller created at 12 Mile Limit in New Orleans. With a split base of gin and apple brandy supported by sweet vermouth, it reminded me of a Yale Fence and the So-So. In the glass, the Gentleman Caller announced itself with an orange, apple, and grape aroma. Next, grape and caramel notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow offered up gin, apple, and brown sugar flavors with an anise finish.

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