The Fire Within
“Inspired by the classic Vieux Carré, I wanted this cocktail to be fun but also straightforward. As it contains three fairly sweet components with the cognac, madeira, and honey liqueur, I use an unusually large amount of bitters to balance the flavor.” — Chris Gianaras, beverage manager, 4th & Swift, Atlanta
1-1/4 ounces cognac
3/4 ounce madeira
1/2 ounce honey liqueur, such as Drambuie
1/4 ounce Angostura bitters
Stir all ingredients except the peel in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel.
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