Sheltering Sky

A drink that I created in 2014 for a ShakeStir Cognac competition.
1 12 oz Cognac
12 oz Swedish Punsch
12 oz Bénédictine
12 oz Amontillado Sherry (Or Oloroso)
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)
Instructions
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Notes
Orange and nutty nose. A rich grape sip. Cognac, tea, minty, chocolate, and nutty flavors on the swallow with an allspice and rum funk finish.
History
Crafted for a 2014 ShakeStir competition with a Cognac sponsor. I was inspired by the Rocket from Pioneers of Mixing in Elite Bars: 1903-1933 with its brandy, Swedish punsch, sweet vermouth, and Picon elements. I converted the vermouth to nutty sherry and the Picon to Benedictine and Angostura Bitters. For a name, I was lured in by the Paul Bowles' mid-century classic for the combination seemed to represent world travel in a glass.
FRY 2017
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1 Comment

Subbed Swedish Punsch for

Subbed Swedish Punsch for Xaymaca and it didn't have the nuanced finish as the given recipe. Tried it with Lustau amontillado Los arcos and I'd like to try it with a less dry amontillado or a big Olorosso, we also made it with multiple cognac and it worked great but shined with Courvoisier VS.