A Moment of Silence

Difford's Guide



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There are approximately 239 calories in one serving of A Moment of Silence.

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A Moment of Silence image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass


Orange zest twist

How to make:

RINSE a chilled glass with red bitter liqueur and set to one side. STIR other ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled, pre-rinsed glass.

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With a whopping 15ml of bitters on top of 15ml amaro (Italian for bitter) and a punchy 45ml high proof rye, this cocktail perhaps would have been better named "Momentary Lapse of Reason" after the Pink Floyd track. However, rich apricot brandy rounds and mellows to make surprisingly approachable. However, this remains a very spirituous punchy cocktail so perhaps consider using the following measures to make a 1/3 smaller serve:

Rinse - 5ml Red bitter liqueur
30ml (1oz) Rye whiskey
20ml (2/3oz) Apricot brandy
10ml (1/3oz) Amaro Averna
10ml (1/3oz) Angostura bitters
5ml (1/6oz) Straight bottled-in-bond applejack


This riff on a La Louisiane was created in 2011 by Maks Pazuniak at Cure in New Orleans, USA. Maks is also the originator of the bitters-based Angostura Sour

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