Cold Deck Cocktail
1/4 White Crème de Menthe. (1/4 oz Brizard)
1/4 Italian Vermouth. (3/4 oz Cinzano Rosso)
1/2 Brandy. (1 1/2 oz Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne Cognac)
Shake (stir – eje) well and strain into cocktail glass.
Reduced Crème de Menthe a bit. Still the dominating element of the cocktail.
Not sure what I think about this one. It is very minty. Not exactly in an unpleasant way though. Was having some Elk Creamery Camembert de Chevre and crackers at the same time, and expected it would be a bad flavor combination, as many cocktails are. It was actually quite nice.
The Maison Surrenne is a very different Cognac from the Pierre Ferrand Ambre. Stronger in the wood and vegetal characteristics, where the Pierre Ferrand is fruity/citrus and white pepper. It will certainly be interesting to see how it works out in other cocktails.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.