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!
|3⁄4 fl oz||Italian red bitter liqueur|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄3 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Cognac VSOP|
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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.
Edison/Edisonian – same ingredients all stirred together with ice and without flaming cognac
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.