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