The lesser-known sibling of the Corpse Reviver No. 2, this spirit-forward classic cocktail is renewed with an all-local lineup of ingredients.
1 oz Alchemist Distiller Duke Apple Brandy
1 oz Merridale XXO Brandy
1 oz Esquimalt Wine Rosso Vermouth
1 barspoon simple syrup (optional; see note)
Garnish: orange zest, cherry
In a mixing glass add all ingredients and ice. Stir until sufficiently chilled and diluted. Strain into a chilled coupe. Express the oils from a piece of orange zest over the surface of the drink, then garnish with a cherry. Serves 1.
Note: To make simple syrup, mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot and heat over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar is fully dissolved.
—by Reece Sims