Orange zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/4 fl oz||Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack|
|1 1/4 fl oz||Cognac (brandy)|
|1/4 fl oz||Luxardo Apricot Albicocca Liqueur|
|1 dash||La Fée Parisienne absinthe|
|1/3 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
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This spirit-forward cocktail benefits from being tamed by dilution. Hence my addition of a splash of chilled water.
A classic brought to my attention and rejuvenated by Jason E. Clapham of St. Edward's MCR at Oxford, England. The California Zephyr was first published in Ted Saucier's 1951 Bottoms Up and takes its name after the long-distance passenger train that runs – the scenic way - between Chicago and San Francisco Bay.
CALIFORNIA ZEPHYRTed Saucier, Bottoms Up, 1951
Recalling the gentle California breezes and several delightful trips on the luxurious train bearing that same name.
½ jigger applejack
½ jigger Coronet brandy
1 barspoon apricot brandy
1 dash absinthe
Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and drop in twist orange peel.