Corpse Carré

After a discussion of how sad the Corpse Reviver #1 is as a split brandy base Manhattan without bitters, I gussied it up with the "Vieux Carre" trick to supersize the Saratoga Cocktail with Benedictine and Peychaud's.
1 12 oz Cognac
34 oz Apple brandy
34 oz Sweet vermouth
14 oz Bénédictine
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Elegant fruity accented with herbal, and spice.
While at Nahita in Boston, I discussed how the Corpse Reviver #1 from the Savoy was a bit of a dud and lost out to the CR#2. A previous conversation was how the Saratoga Cocktail got new life with Peychaud's and Benedictine in the Vieux Carré. So I mashed up the CR#1 with those two herbal elements to make the CR#1 less flat.
From other users
  • Smooth and sophisticated. Kind of interesting unexpected nuttiness on the finish. Didn't entirely solve the flatness problem for me though. — ☆☆☆
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