Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Widow's Laurel (Death & Co. Recipe)


There's an old calvados recipe called the Widow's Kiss that I'm sure I've made in all my years of blogging. Can't find it right now, but I'm sure it will turn up. This variation is supposedly less boozy, but you can't really tell. It is intensely bitter and spicy with sweet vermouth, allspice dram and Drambuie together in one cocktail. 

Almost like an apple brandy Manhattan, this is a long and deep drink that will take you a while. It is perfect for a cold evening after dinner...or before.

  • 2 oz. calvados (Laird's applejack 86 used)
  • 1/2 oz. Drambuie
  • 1/2 oz. Antica formula vermouth (Cocchi dopo teatro used)
  • 1 tsp. allspice dram (homemade used)
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 3 brandied cherries on a pick

Combine liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with the cherries. 

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