Everyone knows that editors are a little spoiled - we get to try out the latest & greatest of everything, but what I just opened in the mail seriously sparked my interest.
Tucked inside was a Very Special Limited Edition bottle of Hennessy and a matching scarf by Brazil's awesome twin graffiti artists OS Gemeos. The bottle is gorgeous and the fact that it's one-of-a-kind (er, in a limited run of 256,000), it was not a bad way to end a Monday.
Speaking of ending the Monday, I've got the perfect late summer cocktail for you...
BRAZIL HEAVY SPICE
- 2 oz Hennessy V.S
- .25 oz LBV Ruby Port (Late Bottle Vintage)
- .5 oz Simple Syrup
- 1/4 of a Lemon
- 6 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 oz Coconut Water
GARNISH: Orange twist
METHOD: Place the lemon slices into a shaker tin, muddle them down, add ice and all liquids. Shake until well chilled and strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice and garnish with an orange twist.