We love our classic cocktails, recipes that inspired generations and survived the test of time. A few years back we got our hands on the "1935 Waldorf Astoria Bar Book," great read and lots of wonderful recipes served at the bar of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York pre-prohibition and post. Great inspiration and finds every time we open this book.
Most recently we started planning our Classics Thursdays, a night of classic cocktails with a rotating monthly menu focusing each time on a specific spirit, theme or time period. We wanted to feature a spirit that doesn't nearly get enough love in the cocktail world. Cognac and brandy classics. We opened our trusty books and started going through each recipe from Brandy Crusta's to Coffee Cocktail.
We stumble (after a 4-5 drinks tested, you stumble) upon cocktail called "The Metropole." It had a very attractive name and a very simple recipe. We gave it a skeptics try, and it was a pleasant surprise.
Clean, complex and very easy to drink.
- 2 oz. Remy 1738 Cognac
- 1 oz. Ransom Dry Vermouth
- 2 Dashes Peychauds Bitters
- 2 Dashes Bittered Sling Orange Juniper Extract
Stir in a mixing glass, and serve it up in a chilled cocktail coupe with a maraschino cherry. Or, come try it along with the other offerings every Thursday this November.