Happy Memorial Day Weekend! May we honor those brave souls that gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Those men and women have sacrificed time with their families so that the other 99 percent can live free. They have waved goodbye, sometimes multiple times without knowing whether or not they would ever come home. They have missed their kids’ milestones, holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. So, when you are thinking of all the adventures you have planned this summer, take a moment and remember those who made it possible. Remember the people who can’t have a BBQ, attend a concert or go to the beach, because they gave their lives so that you and I can. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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🍷The Grand Leopold, a Byrrh (pronounced "beer") cocktail. It's a little tart and fruity, but boozy for a shaken drink. I found this recipe (created by axleoke) in the September issue of Imbibe. I suppose that may make it a "fall drink," but it's not a bad segue between winter and spring. It did quite nicely for a lazy evening at home while it was a brisk 50° here in Augusta.
- 1 1/2 oz cognac
- 3/4 oz Byrrh
- 1/4 oz Curacao
- 1/4 oz lemon juice
- 1 dash Peychauds bitters
Add everything to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Express a lemon twist and discard. No garnish.
I've been exploring Byrrh lately. I stumbled across a bottle while wandering around a liquor store while traveling, as you do. No? Maybe I'm the only one... I love aimlessly walking around a liquor store in a different city to see if there is anything new to me or exciting.
Anyway, I'm really into this Byrrh stuff lately. I included it in my #homebarawards entry for March and have been pouring it into several other concoctions, including this one. I'm still trying new recipes with it and seeing what works and what doesn't. I love the slightly bitter and very juicy flavor it adds. I already bought myself a backup bottle, so be on the lookout for more Byrrh drinks!
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