Saturday, September 26, 2015

American Beauty

This is a drink I've been wanting to make for a while, but I didn't have port and creme de menth at the same time. I have to say that I had a few reservations, however, when floating the ounce of port. I used a spoon, but it still sank to the bottom, and with so much orange juice, I wasn't surprised. Still, the brandy, vermouth and port make for a very grape forward drink that is a little tropical. I used Christian Brothers American brandy to keep with the theme.
  • 1 1/2 oz. brandy
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 2-3 dashes grenadine
  • 2-3 dashes creme de menthe
  • 1 oz. port
Combine all ingredients except port in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Float the port on top using a bar spoon.

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