101 Best New Cocktails: Isle of Pheasants by Rick Paulger, Michael Symon’s Roast, Detroit, MI, USA

by Gaz Regan · Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Isle of Pheasants

Rick Paulger, Michael Symon’s Roast, Detroit, MI, USA

“This drink was created for a contest in which participants were required to use a minimum of 1 ounce of Licor 43 as the sugar element. I jumped at the challenge of balancing that amount of sweetness, without suffocating the liqueur, and subsequently won the day!” Rick Paulger

Isle of Pheasants30 ml (1 oz) Laird’s Straight apple brandy

30 ml (1 oz) Salers Gentiane aperitif

30 ml (1 oz) Licor 43

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lime juice

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 lime wheel, as garnish

1 dehydrated apple slice, as garnish

Shake over ice and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.

gaz sez: Nice to see Licor 43 being used so darned creatively—the Salers makes for a perfect foil, and the applejack provides a sturdy backbone for the cocktail. This one works without the lime juice, too—give it a try.

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