Bert Cooper

Description
Champagne, Gin, Crème Yvette, Maraschino Liqueur, Meyer lemon juice, Meyer lemon zest
Ingredients
1 14ozGin, Tanqueray
14ozMeyer lemon juice
14ozMaraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
3ozChampagne
14ozCrème Yvette (float)
2twstMeyer lemon zest (one shaken, one as garnish)
Instructions
Shake gin, Meyer lemon juice, Meyer lemon zest, and Maraschino with ice; strain into a chilled Champagne flute with a Meyer lemon spiral at the bottom. Pour Champagne. Float Crème Yvette.
Notes
Green Chartreuse makes a good float too, if you'd like it to be more of a Royal Word than a high-flying Aviation. Regular old lemon would probably work well for those who don't like the thyme-y herbaceousness of Meyer zest. More austere and funky than a French 75; good for those who want something festive and effervescent but a bit more challenging.
History
"She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She was an astronaut." -Bertram Cooper.
Cocktail summary
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Drink
Year2012
Created & posted by
DrunkLab's picture
DrunkLab on 03/27/2013
Rafa García Febles, NYC.
AuthenticityOriginal creation

Comments

mattchicago's picture

I'm a big fan of the Aviation, and this is an interesting spin on it. Recommending doubling maraschino to 1/2 oz (that's how I take my Aviation as well).

Couldn't get the Yvette to float, it tends to plummet to the bottom. Still works, though.

DrunkLab's picture

Yeah, I say "float" but most times I can't get these heavy liqueurs to stay above the rest of the drink (pouring them slowly down a barspoon helps). It's more of a "sink" I guess. Thanks for trying it!

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