Here’s recipe three from the five cocktails that made it through the preliminary round of judging for our Great King Street Cocktail Competition; we asked local professional mixologists to submit seasonal recipes made with the new Compass Box Scotch blend, which is designed for mixing.
This is the Artist’s Commission, from Aaron Cotler over at The Crown Inn, a brand new cocktail/beer/wine bar on Franklin Street in Crown Heights. (We’ve been meaning to check it out, now we know we have to make sure Cotler’s on the night we go.) We’ll be publishing more recipes like this each day this week, so stay tuned until the winners get crowned next Monday.
From Aaron Cotler at The Crown Inn
1 1/2 oz Compass Box Great King Street
3/4 oz Cherry Brandy
1/2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz Compass Box Orangerie
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
5 drops Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate (made in Brooklyn; profiled in our current issue)
Orange peel and brandied cherries for garnish
Shake all ingredients except orange peel and cherries. Strain over rocks into a glass. Flame an orange peel over glass; discard peel and garnish drink with a brandied cherry.