The Ideal Nightcap

1.25 oz
A brandy produced in the wine-region surrounding Cognac, France. Cognac must be twice distilled and aged for at least two years in French oak.
0.5 oz
A sweet mint-flavored liqueur. It is flavored with Corsican mint and dried peppermint. Commonly consumed as a digestif or in cocktails such as the Grasshopper and Stinger.
1 twist
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).

Pour in a mixing glass with ice, stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Optionally garnish with a lemon twist. May also be served on rocks in a rocks glass. #stir #straight #ontherocks

The origins of this drink are unclear, but it is mentioned in bartender's recipe books as far back as Tom Bullock's The Ideal Bartender, published in 1917.

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