Tuesday, March 1, 2022

december morn

1 1/2 oz Flor de Caña Rum (Bacardi 4 Year)
1/2 oz Laird's Apple Brandy (Laird's Bonded)
3/4 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.

I had spotted the recipe for December Morn by Jane Danger on Kindred Cocktails, and it led me to buy her Cuban Cocktails book that she co-authored with two others from the Cienfuegos bar. This drink that Kindred Cocktails attributed to her time at El Cobre in New York City circa 2011 was described in the book as "the love child of a September Morn and Jack Rose, both from the Savoy Cocktail Book. The September Morn is a close relative of the better known Clover Club Cocktail." When I first saw the recipe, I thought that it was a cross of a September Morn with a Pink Lady, especially since the September Morn recipe that I know from Charles H. Baker Jr.'s The Gentleman's Companion is a raspberry syrup not a grenadine one.
The December Morn rose with an apple, berry, and cinnamon aroma. Next, a creamy lemon and berry sip flowed into rum, apple, and pomegranate flavors on the swallow.

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