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.