Windy Corner Cocktail

Windy Corner Cocktail
1 Glass Blackberry Brandy.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. A little nutmeg on top.

Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense to me either. Cold Blackberry Liqueur with a grating of Nutmeg?

That’s not even at the level of the only marginally tolerable Poop Deck Cocktail.

Shall we re-envision the Windy Corner slightly?

Breezy Corner Cocktail

1 oz Leopold Brothers Rocky Mountain Blackberry Liqueur
1 oz Osocalis Brandy
Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Grate on a dusting of nutmeg.

Still, no, no thank you.

Without the Poop Deck’s port to leaven the weight of the Blackberry Brandy, this is pretty undrinkable, even mixed 50-50 with booze.

If this sort of thing is interesting, just go with Dick Bradsell’s Bramble and save yourself the pain.

From Paul Clarke’s column over on Serious Eats:

Bramble Cocktail

* 1 1/2 ounces gin (Plymouth recommended)
* 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, mixed until sugar dissolves)
* 3/4 ounce creme de mure (blackberry liqueur)

Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in an old-fashioned glass and stir to mix. Fill with crushed ice and briefly stir. Gently pour liqueur atop ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a slice of lemon.

You’ll thank me (and Paul) later.

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.