101 Best New Cocktails: 53 Souvenirs by ms. franky marshall, The Dead Rabbit/The Tippler, New York
Photo credit: Jennifer Mitchell
“53 Souvenirs screams fall and winter and can certainly get you through the colder months, but is also approachable year round. This cocktail is meant to be a shoulder to lean on, a port in a storm, a blanket of warmth to envelope yourself in, perhaps even a crystal ball. Because there’s a lot going on in the glass, this is a cocktail made to linger over, escape… to help you remember (or forget). After all, deliciousness has no time limit !” franky marshall.
45 ml (1.5 oz) Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac
15 ml (.5 oz) Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry
4 drops “A L’Olivier” Walnut Oil*
2 Dashes Miracle Mile Chocolate Chili bitters
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Oil from 1 lemon twist, as an aromatic garnish
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass**. Add the garnish, discarding the twist after expressing the oils over the surface of the drink.
*Use a dedicated dropper or sipper straw to add the walnut oil, thus making sure your measurements are correct.
**”You can also serve this over one large ice cube, but personally, i like how this drink changes in the glass as it warms up.” franky marshall.
After pouring out 1 oz Cognac, add 1 oz Walnut Oil to 750 ml Cognac. Let sit for 5-6 hours, agitating once every hour. Strain all through coffee filters to remove excess oil.
gaz sez: First off I should mention that ms. franky is a personal friend, and a fellow-bartender at New York’s Dead Rabbit. That said, I should note that this drink is awesome, and it’s made in a style tht we don’t see too often these days. franky doesn’t use smoke and mirrors. There’s no caramelized agave syrup smoked with smoldering rooibos tea leaves in this drink. It’s a simple affair. My favorite kind of drink.