101 Best New Cocktails: St. Joseph’s by Chris Hannah, French 75 Bar , New Orleans
Adapted from a recipe by Chris Hannah, French 75 Bar , New Orleans
“St. Joseph’s Day is an interesting holiday in New Orleans. We have a lot of Catholic Churches building Food Altars for the holiday and it’s to recognize St. Joseph for providing food to the Sicilian immigrants while they were suffering when arriving in New Orleans in the early 1800’s. So, I created this digestive cocktail and I figured that St. Joseph’s is a good name for it. If you’ve ever seen pictures of a New Orleanian Food Altar you’d understand.” Chris Hannah
15 ml (.5 oz) Aperol
15 ml (.5 oz) Averna
15 ml (.5 oz) Pedro Ximenez sherry
1 orange twist, as garnish
Stir over ice and strain into an ice-filled brandy snifter. Add the garnish.
gaz sez: Chris also submitted a recipe that he created for Alex Day, one of my partners in the gaz bar project, but this St Joseph’s cocktail really tickled my fancy. It’s a great demonstration of what can be done if you really know your ingredients. Few people would put all four of these items together in one glass, but they party together really well, the sherry acting as a dance partner for all three of the bitters in this drink. You’re a class act, Chris Hannah.