Bitter Brandy Shake

Once again, Cocktail Guru Mitch comes through! When I shared my recent goods news with him…I FOUND LIMES! He immediately suggested we give the Brandy Shake a try. For anyone not familiar with my lime angst, I’ll keep it simple: There are no limes in Umbria. It puts a serious crimp in cocktail making, I’ll tell you that.

Bitter Brandy Shake Once again, Cocktail Guru Mitch comes through! When I shared my recent goods news with him…I FOUND LIMES!  He immediately suggested we  give the Brandy Shake a try. For anyone not familiar with my lime angst, I'll keep it simple: There are no limes in Umbria. It puts a serious crimp in cocktail making, I'll tell you that. I don't even think there are native Italian limes, when they show up here they are from Mexico.

I know my friends in the big cities of Rome and Florence can get limes. Mitch even showed up in Umbria with limes he carried over from Bologna, but here in the Alta Tiberina valley, there ain't no limes. So imagine my surprise when I walk into the EuroSpin and they are 2,99 a kilo! That's a lot of limes.

So, MixMaster Jeff mixed up a Brandy Shake and we both thought it needed a little flavor bump, so here you have it:

The Bitter Brandy Shake

2oz cognac,

1oz freshly squeezed lime juice (doesn't that sound lovely, fresh lime juice?)

1 oz simple syrup

3 drops Peychaud's bitters.

 

I confess, we've been sloughing off in the Cocktail Department. While Lauren was here she went on a cocktail experiment binge that was just amazing. Maybe we can get Lauren to guest blog a few cocktails….pretty please! Lauren's cocktail

 

 

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