1 1⁄2 oz Cognac
1⁄4 oz Pineapple syrup
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)

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


I mashed up Harry Johnson's Saratoga with the Metropole – a Cognac Dry Manhattan with Peychaud's Bitters (David Wondrich included gum syrup to make it more agreeable to the modern palate) – first published in George Kappeler's 1895 Modern American Drinks. For a name, I dubbed this one Two O'Clock at the Metropole after a James Thurber piece about the 1912 murder of gambling den owner Herman Rosenthal at Manhattan's Hotel Metropole.

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FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 11/19/2021
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Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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