Friday, January 13, 2017

Saucy Sue-Sue

This is an amazing cocktail with a funny name! Apple brandy has an interesting flavor that lasts long after the sip. Laird's apple brandy has a sweet and bitter traction that you notice under the other flavors. Pernod in a small proportion gives hints of licorice and herbs, and apricot brandy really is there to provide a thickness and sugar sweetness that is hard to identify as apricot.

Mr. Boston apricot flavored brandy is cheap and not a bad option when faced with searching endlessly for a brandy that's actually made of apricots. Furthermore, since I'm doing every cocktail in the NY Bartender's Guide of the 90s, Mr. Boston is most definitely the spirit the recipe is calling for.
  • 2 oz. apple brandy (Laird's used)
  • 1 oz. apricot brandy (Mr. Boston used)
  • 1/4 tsp. Pernod
  • orange twist
Combine all ingredients except orange twist in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist. 

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