This drink from Jim Romdall at Seattle's Vessel shows what a few more refined spirits will do to a punch. VSOP Cognac and aged sherry are lightened by the apricot and lemon.
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- Yield:serves 1
- Active time: 5 minutes
- Total time:5 minutes
- 1 ounce Chateau d'Orignac VSOP Cognac
- 3/4 ounce Dry Sack 15 year sherry
- 1/2 ounce Giffard apricot liqueur
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Garnish: lime twist
Combine cognac, sherry, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.
Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with lime twist.