American Beauty

Blue Duck Tavern • Washington, DC

This classic cocktail was likely named after Washington, DC's official flower, the American Beauty Rose, because of the drink's blush color.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cognac
  • 1/4 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 1/4 ounce tawny port
  • 1 mint sprig

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the port and mint. Shake well; strain into a chilled martini glass. Stir in the port. Garnish with the mint.

Photo © Tina Rupp Published April 2007

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