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Friday, February 15, 2013

Drink of the Week: Carpenter’s Hand Cocktail

Photo by Wes Rowe
Recently we’ve taken a shine to Armagnac (so much so that we named it one of our flavors to watch in our Imbibe 75 issue). Dynamic and versatile (not to mention a relative bargain and the liquor store), more and more bartenders are reaching for this rustic French spirit, and today’s Drink of the Week—the Carpenter’s Hand cocktail from Bay Area barman Chris Lane—shows its sophisticated side, mixed with a dose of dry sherry and Drambuie.

2 oz. Armagnac
1/2 oz. amontillado sherry
1/2 oz. Drambuie
Tools: barspoon
Glass: double Old Fashioned
Garnish: orange peel

Combine all ingredients over 1 large ice cube in a double Old Fashioned glass, stir to combine and garnish.

Chris Lane, Lolinda, San Francisco