August 18, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse
Dash of lime juice
Dash of grenadine
3/4 oz. Noilly Prat
3/4 oz. Calvados
3/4 oz. white rum
Stir well over ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Dolin dry vermouth, Flor de Caña white rum. Noilly Prat is an extra dry French vermouth that The Republic doesn’t stock, so we went with the Dolin. This cocktail is definitely Martini-ish with a lack of citrus tang. The grenadine offers a stoney sweetness and the Calvados is a bit sharp. Overall the effect is light, crisp, and herbal. Sometimes a combination of ingredients leaves me in a quandry. The first few sips come off as what I can only describe as “weird”; I kind of feel like want to not like this, but I do like it.
Ochan! (Haitian Creole)