Stir, strain, straight up, coupe, garnish


"Alex Smith, bar manager at Honor Kitchen & Cocktails, says that The Corsican is the East Bay bar's most popular cocktail."

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Posted by sheri on 11/28/2013
Created by
Honor Kitchen & Cocktails, Emeryville, CA
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(35 ratings)
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  • Subtle and satisfying. The ingredients can be slightly modified and/or substituted to create an equally great drink with what you have on hand. — ★★★★★
  • Worked well with Flor de Cana 12. Try subbing in 0.5 oz of Malibu.
  • Good, but a tad sweet. Blanc vermouth instead?
  • Used Bulleit 10, Mt. Gay Eclipse, Vya Vermouth. Very nice.
  • Accidentally used Cruzan Black Strap and did not regret it one bit. ★★★★★
  • Made one of these with Maker's Mark, A.H. Riise Danish Navy Rum, and Martini sweet vermouth. It was excellent. I'll be trying other variations. I think the whiskey/rum/falernum combination is excellent.
  • Made with Pyrat XO. Accessible though strong. Sweet and orangey. Often boozy + orangey = medicinal, but likably not here. The falernum is ingenious key here. — ★★★★
  • Spices, orange
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Curated to conform to reference, reducing vermouth and falernum from 1 oz to 1/2 oz. Also removed excessive quote from source for copyright reasons. Added attribution details.

This is really a great drink. To me, it's like the mirror image of a Martinez. Very three-dimensional.