Metropolitan

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time5 minutes
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Description

Metropolitan CocktailThe recipe that I saw was very old (around 1900). It called for cognac. I tried this with a very good Pierre Ferrand cognac and also with the Christian Brothers VSOP brandy that I use for holiday baking due to its strong vanilla overtones.

The brandy version was better; the other was a waste of good cognac. I think this is because the old recipe was created during a time when brandy might be any fruit-derived spirit, some truly bad, while cognac was a guarantee of the grape spirit. Today even the cheapest brandy is derived from grape wine unless noted otherwise, so I think the cheap modern brandy is an adequate substitute for the cautious cognac in the original recipe.

Ingredients

1ozBrandy
1ozDry Vermouth
2dsAngostura Bitters
2dsSimple Syrup

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
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