Cocktails in the Country: “LA” Duque by Dave Bletsch, Cork & Kerry, Rockville Centre, NY and Floral Park, NY
Dave Bletsch, Cork & Kerry, Rockville Centre, NY and Floral Park, NY
Upon first tasting the brandy, I thought vanilla; however, the Quintinye vermouth screamed summer fruit (berries), so I went with a take on a classic “Harvard” build utilizing Peychaud’s to accentuate the berry flavors in the vermouth. Yum.
1.5 oz (45 ml) Gran Duque D’Alba Brandy de Jerez
1 oz (30 ml) La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge Vermouth
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
1 orange twist, as garnish
Stir over ice, and strain into a chilled coupe. Squeeze the twist over the drink and add as garnish.