L'esprit de l'escalier

L'esprit de l'escalier image
Serve in
an Old-fashioned glass...
1 shot Martell VSOP Médaillon cognac BUY
shot Absenteroux Vermouth a l'Absinthe
shot Poire William eau de vie
shot Crème de banane liqueur
3 dash Angostura Orange Bitters BUY
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How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (or in place of ice use cold over frozen river stones to chill to avoid dilution from ice).


Lemon zest twist


“The spirit of the staircase” is short and boozy. Cognac flavours shine with hints of absinthe, pear and banana.


Created in 2015 by Thomas Egerton at Eau de Vie, England. The literal English translation of this drinks name, ‘the spirit of the staircase’, doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

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