American Pharoh Brandy Cocktail
AMERICAN PHAROAH BRANDY COCKTAIL
photo by Eric Medsker
This brandy cocktail from acclaimed bartender Jeff Bell combines the spirit with sherry, strawberry and mint for the perfect warm-weather sipper.
1¾ oz. BERTOUX brandy
¼ oz. Lustau East India sherry
¼ oz. strawberry syrup
6 mint sprigs
Tools: muddler, swizzle stick
Glass: julep cup
Garnish: strawberry and mint sprig
Muddle the mint with the strawberry syrup in a chilled julep cup, then add the remaining ingredients and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle until the cup frosts over, then top with crushed ice. Garnish.
Strawberry Syrup: Make a 1:1 simple syrup (16 oz. of granulated sugar and 16 oz. of water). Combine 16 oz. of washed and de-stemmed fresh strawberries with 16 oz. of the simple syrup in an immersion blender. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Jeff Bell, PDT, New York City
Originally published at http://imbibemagazine.com/american-pharoah-brandy-cocktail/