Special Rough Cocktail
1 Dash Absinthe. (1 dash Lucid Absinthe)
1/2 Applejack (known in America as “Jersey Lightning”). (1 oz Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy)
1/2 Brandy. (1 oz Germain-Robin Fine Alambic Brandy)
Serve very cold.
Cough, yes, that is a little rough!
And people claim that drinking all booze drinks is a modern phenomenon…
The Special Rough Cocktail is not awful, strictly speaking, but it’s also not, well, a subtle or delightful, sophisticated beverage. A short, sharp, shot of cold high proof booze is what it is.
Whether that is appealing to you, may depend on your philosophy of drinking, but as the bard says, “There are more things in heaven and earth,” Robert, “Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
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.