1⁄2 oz Gin
1⁄2 oz Apple brandy (Such as Laird's Bonded)
1⁄2 oz Campari
1⁄2 oz Bénédictine
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


I was reminded about the Campari-Benedictine combination, and that duo made me recall my William S. Burrough's tribute The Ticket that Exploded. Therefore, I decided to riff on it using the gin-apple brandy of the Pink Lady as well as dry vermouth as a balance. For a name, I dubbed this one Language is a Virus after a concept in Burrough's novel The Ticket that Exploded.

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Picture of Language is a Virus
FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 10/25/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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