101 Best New Cocktails: Delegation Cocktail by Carl Wenger, Shady Lady Saloon, Sacramento, CA
Adapted from a recipe by Carl Wenger, Shady Lady Saloon, Sacramento, CA
45 ml (1.5oz) Camus VS Cognac
22.5 ml (.75oz) Choya Ume Excellent liqueur*
22.5 ml (.75oz) Averna amaro
1 brandied cherry, as garnish
Stir over ice and strain into chilled coupe. Add the garnish.
* Choya Ume Excellent liqueur is made with a plum-like fruit called ume, and it’s often described as a plum brandy. It’s a delicious fruit liqueur that deserves more space behing the bars of today’s cocktailian bartenders.
gaz sez: Simple, elegant, and very, very more-ish. And this is one of those cocktails that can be tailored to suit everyone. Go up on the plum brandy if you have a sweet tooth, go up on the Averno if you lean toward bitter, or use less of either one of them to please your palate. This cocktail will have your guests coming back for more for a long, long time.