The Wreck

Benjy's • Houston

In his ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between bar and kitchen, mixologist Robert Heugel incorporates a gastrique—the classic French reduction of vinegar, sugar and, usually, fruit—into this tart cocktail.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Vanilla-Cardamom Gastrique

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
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