The Greatest Generation by Francis Schott, Catherine Lombardi, New Brunswick, NJ.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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The Greatest Generation Adapted from a recipe by Francis Schott, The Cocktail Bar at Catherine Lombardi, New Brunswick, NJ.

“I sent you a submission for your upcoming list of cocktails (and bartenders).  I hope I am eligible for consideration for both as I do get behind the stick at my own place still.” Francis Schott.

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Hennessy VS cognac

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Bénédictine

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Cointreau

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Aperol

45 ml (1.5 oz) Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne

Peychaud’s bitters, as garnish

Stir all ingredients except champagne over ice. Strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with champagne. Float a several dashes bitters on top to make a very small collar around the top of the flute.

gaz sez:  Here’s an interesting mix of ingredients, right?  I get the Cointreau and Bénédictine playing nice with each other, but I was afraid that the Aperol would start a fight in the glass.  I was wrong.  This is a fabulous drink.

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