Thursday, May 12, 2022

savoir faire

1 1/2 oz Gin (Bombay Dry)
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/4 oz Benedictine
1 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with orange oil from a twist (include the twist).
Two Thursdays ago, I was scanning the Kindred Cocktails database for the evening's drink. There, I spotted Rafa Garcia Febles' 2013 Savoir Faire that came across like a Poet's Dream crossed with a Puritan. The combination of Benedictine and Yellow Chartreuse has proven to be a wonderful combination that was first published with the Widow's Kiss in 1895 via George Kappeler's Modern American Drinks. The Savoir Faire in the glass donated an orange and herbal bouquet to the nose. Next, a semi-sweet sip with a hint of caramel elegantly danced into a gin, herbal, and orange swallow.

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