Sleepy Head Cocktail

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Sleepy Head Cocktail
1 Glass Brandy. (2 oz Germain-Robin Fine Alambic Brandy)
1 Piece of Orange Peel.
4 Leaves of Fresh Mint.
Fill long (iced) tumbler with Ginger Ale (Sprecher Ginger Ale).

Over the last year or so, we’ve been making a fair number of Sleepy Head Cocktails at our Savoy Cocktail Book nights at Alembic Bar. We’ve developed this slightly elaborate presentation, with the horse’s neck of orange peel and sprigs of mint, just because we’ve got them around. Plus, it makes the cocktail look cool.

In fact, if there is any problem at all with the Sleepy Head, it is that it is far, far too easy to drink quickly. Tasting like a vaguely boozy glass of ginger ale, it is no problem to slurp these down like soda pop.

Next thing you know, your head is tilting sleepily towards your companion’s shoulder, and who knows whatever might happen after they help you to your cab.

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.