Monday, July 5, 2021

Little Miss Annabelle (Death & Co. Recipe)


This cocktail is very light and French tasting--more of a Normandy cocktail with Benedictine and pear notes than the excessively absinthed cocktails of Paris. I like the balance that the small bit of Benedictine brings to this cocktail. It adds herbs and sweetness but doesn't overwhelm the brandies. 

Catoctin Creek pear is in there in a small proportion and you notice it because it is a bit of a distraction from the grape notes of the cognac. This is an excellent cocktail for someone who is new to French spirits because it is well rounded and shows off cognac and Benedictine without hitting you over the head.

  • 2 oz. of cognac (Meukow VS used)
  • 1/4 oz. pear liqueur (Catoctin Creek pear brandy used)
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. Benedictine
  • 1/4 oz. cane sugar syrup
  • 1 dash Peychaud's bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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