Combustible Edison

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 144 calories in one serving of Combustible Edison.

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Combustible Edison image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Flamed lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass. Warm cognac in a metal ladle and ignite before pouring (from a height) as a flaming stream into the glass already containing other ingredients. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION!

34 fl oz Italian red bitter liqueur
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
13 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 12 fl oz Cognac
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Comment:

The variation, the non-combusted merely "Edison" or "The Edisonian", which calls for all the ingredients (inc. brandy) to be stirred together with ice, is a bitter drink but lacks the theatre. Opt for showmanship or discernment – your call. Whichever, this bittersweet cocktail is suited to the aperitif moment.

Variant:

Edison/Edisonian – same ingredients all stirred together with ice and without flaming cognac

About:

Adapted from a recipe by Robert "Brother Cleve" Toomey, a regarded bartender, DJ and musician. Brother Cleve was a member of the band Combustible Edison and this cocktail was created in the 1990s by Michael "The Millionaire" Cudahy, the band's leader. The drink appeared on the back cover of the band's first CD, I, Swinger.

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