Sunday, October 8, 2023

night cap

3/4 oz Cognac (Du Peyrat Selection)
3/4 oz Dry Gin (Aviation)
3/4 oz White Crème de Cacao (Bols)
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Sundays ago, I spied a reference to the Night Cap from the 1935 Sloppy Joe's souvenir pamphlet and it referenced Jeff Berry's Potions of the Caribbean book. Therefore, I pulled out my copy of the book to make the recipe, but it did not have much more background on this Cuban drink created in Havana. On paper, it came across as a middle ground between the Mady and the Jerusalem's Between the Sheets plus using lime instead of lemon. Once mixed, the Night Cap welcomed the nose with Cognac and chocolate aromas. Next, a lime-driven sip led into brandy, juniper-pine, lime peel, and cacao flavors on the swallow.

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