Windy Corner Cocktail

Windy Corner Cocktail
1 Glass Blackberry Brandy.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. A little nutmeg on top.

Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense to me either. Cold Blackberry Liqueur with a grating of Nutmeg?

That’s not even at the level of the only marginally tolerable Poop Deck Cocktail.

Shall we re-envision the Windy Corner slightly?

Breezy Corner Cocktail

1 oz Leopold Brothers Rocky Mountain Blackberry Liqueur
1 oz Osocalis Brandy
Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Grate on a dusting of nutmeg.

Still, no, no thank you.

Without the Poop Deck’s port to leaven the weight of the Blackberry Brandy, this is pretty undrinkable, even mixed 50-50 with booze.

If this sort of thing is interesting, just go with Dick Bradsell’s Bramble and save yourself the pain.

From Paul Clarke’s column over on Serious Eats:

Bramble Cocktail

* 1 1/2 ounces gin (Plymouth recommended)
* 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, mixed until sugar dissolves)
* 3/4 ounce creme de mure (blackberry liqueur)

Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in an old-fashioned glass and stir to mix. Fill with crushed ice and briefly stir. Gently pour liqueur atop ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a slice of lemon.

You’ll thank me (and Paul) later.

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.

5 thoughts on “Windy Corner Cocktail

  1. Or there’s this:

    Rocky Mountain Monkberry
    Ryan Fitzgerrald, Beretta

    2 oz. Rittenhouse 100-proof rye
    1/2 oz. Leopold Bros. Rocky Mountain blackberry liqueur
    1/2 oz. Benedictine
    Broad lime peel, for garnish

    Stir to chill.
    Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
    Squeeze lime peel to express oils over cocktail.
    Drop peel into cocktail for garnish.

    (From “Left Coast Libations”)

  2. With the grated nutmeg, could this have been more like a Sling or Toddy? What if you cut it with water and served over cracked ice?

    • I agree crushed ice (and maybe a touch of soda) would make the original recipe for the Windy Corner nominally more tolerable.

      But it’s still 2 oz of liqueur with a dusting of nutmeg.

      Puzzling.

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