A while back, we had our good friend Grammar Monkey over for dinner and drinks. I came up with this little ditty, and it seemed to go over well.
- 1.5 parts brandy
- 0.75 parts pear liqueur
- 0.5 parts amaretto
- 5 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashioned bitters
- the juice of 1 lemon wedge
All ingredients were shaken lightly, and then served up in a coupé glass and finished with a nice big lemon twist.
I really enjoyed the color and surprisingly delicate flavors of this one. I’m a huge fan of brandy cocktails, and I’m always a little sad that I almost never see it used, aside from in the noble Sidecar. Perhaps you will see a series of brandy drinks here soon, and some musings on the spirit itself…