Monday, June 11, 2018

La Jolla

La Jolla is a San Diego neighborhood known for high end houses and beautiful beaches. It kind of makes sense that this tropical cocktail has a brandy base. It makes even more sense to use cognac when suggesting luxury. For this cocktail I used Remy Martin's 1738 cognac blend.

The cocktail also calls for creme de bananes, which I don't use and refuse to buy. Instead, I grabbed MurLarkey's banana whiskey and added a half tsp. of sugar to sweeten the drink since banana whiskey doesn't have sugar like creme de bananes.

It worked out well. I especially liked how much stronger La Jolla tasted with the banana whiskey and the whiskey notes it gave off. You can't miss the cognac either.
  • 2 oz. brandy (Remy Martin 1738 used)
  • 1 oz. creme de bananes (MurLarkey banana whiskey and 1/2 tsp. sugar used)
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. orange juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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