Metropole

1 12 oz Brandy
34 oz Dry vermouth
12 t Simple syrup
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
1 ds Orange bitters
Instructions
Stir, strain, cocktail glass, cherry (historical) or lemon peel garnish
Notes
Original version is equal parts brandy and vermouth.
History
Was the house cocktail at the Metropole Hotel in NY
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2 Comments

christina in tacoma's picture

I tried this without the

I tried this without the simple (sweetness without flavor just isn't that appealing) and it was a little flat. I added a bar spoon each of Benedictine and Luxardo maraschino liqueur, and liked it a lot more. I used Dandelion and Burdock bitters instead of Peychaud's and orange, and garnished with an orange twist instead of lemon or a cherry.

rodmitch's picture

This is like a Black Feather

This is like a Black Feather with simple syrup and orange bitters replacing the triple sec. Seems to me like SS and OB might be an acceptable replacement for triple sec any time.