Swann's Way

1 12 oz Cognac
34 oz Aromatized wine, Cocchi Americano
34 oz Lemon juice
12 oz Apricot liqueur
1 rinse Absinthe
Instructions
Shake, strain, up, garnish with a dried apricot on a pick.
Notes
Nice topped with sparkling wine—an Odette, maybe?
From other users
  • Apricot predominates for me. Wife says she tastes Sucrets and I can see that. — ☆☆☆
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2 Comments

Zachary Pearson's picture

Rafa,

Rafa,

This is nice, but the Cognac gets a bit lost. I was thinking about subbing 1/2 oz of the Cocchi for Pineau des Charentes, but that may be getting toward a new drink. Thanks, Zachary

DrunkLab's picture

Zachary,

Zachary,

Maybe increase the Cognac to 1 1/2 oz? I was trying to make a drink to use my Apry in, and wanted to use Pierre Ferrand 1840 to bolster the apricot notes, not to give the drink much of a brandy character per se. As it is, this is basically a Hoop-La by way of a Self Starter. Your shaken Cognac and Pineau idea sounds intriguing--maybe a Pompadour riff?

Thanks,

Rafa