2 Dashes Curacao (1 barspoon Senior Curacao)
3/4 Wineglass Brandy (1 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre)
(1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters)
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass.
Couldn’t resist adding a dash of orange bitters. It is supposed to be a cocktail, after all!
Even more than the Brain-storm this is just about the booze. If you enjoy orangey, slightly sweet, cold brandy, you will enjoy this cocktail. If you don’t enjoy the flavor of brandy, this isn’t a cocktail for you.
Like the Brain-storm, it seems like it’s a cocktail where the size might be key. There’s no way I would enjoy 4 oz of this. On the other hand, 2 oz (with dilution) is quite nice.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.