A Moment of Silence

1 12 oz Rye
1 oz Apricot liqueur, Marie Brizard
12 oz Averna
12 oz Bitters, Angostura
14 oz Apple brandy, Lairds
1 rinse Campari
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Rinse a rocks glass with Campari. Stir and strain over fresh ice into rinsed glass and garnish with an orange twist.
From other users
  • Odd. Liked this previously but last time found it way too sweet. Added lemon, which didn't help. — ☆☆
  • One of the best modern drinks I have ever had. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Belongs in the category of Vieux Carre and Conference. Balanced, but perhaps a little too sweet only in the most delicate of "too." — ☆☆☆☆
  • A distinctive kind of bitter drink, so that's a plus, but as I feared with so much apricot liqueur (I used R&W), this was a little cough-mediciney. — ☆☆☆
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FYI, rations may be off here.

FYI, rations may be off here.  Fred Yarm over at cocktailvirgin has this at 1/2 oz. of Lairds, and Fred's pretty trustworthy in these matters.  Otherwise, pretty tasty drink with big cinnamon notes from the heavy use of Angostura.

Zachary Pearson's picture

I've got a copy of the

I've got a copy of the recipes from the book and the ratios here are correct - it's 1/4 oz Laird's Bonded, though good luck finding that anymore. Thanks,  Zachary