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