Wednesday, April 27, 2022

smoking jacket

1 1/2 oz Hine H Cognac (Du Peyrat Selection)
1/2 oz Busnel VSOP Calvados (Boulard VSOP)
1 tsp Demerara Syrup
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a single old fashioned pre-rinsed with Laphroaig Scotch.
After my bar shift two Wednesdays ago, I opened up Death & Co.'s Welcome Home to find a nightcap. There, I spotted the Smoking Jacket by Jon Armstrong in 2014 that only had a minor overlap with the other Smoking Jacket on here given its Scotch rinse instead of Scotch base. The rinse and the down serving style reminded me of a Sazerac with French grape and apple brandies as the base. Once prepared, the Smoking Jacket met the nose with a smoke and vague fruit note. Next, a semi-sweet apple sip lounged into a Cognac, apple, and anise swallow with a smoke, allspice, and clove finish.

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