This cocktail tastes like Christmas. From Kara Newman's book, Nightcap:
“At Brooklyn's Sauvage, bar director William Elliott batches up large quantities of this refreshing drink, then sets it in the freezer for a wonderful syrup-like viscosity. While Elliott favors white crème de menthe, particularly Giffard Menthe-Pastille, for a crystal-clear drink that resembles a minty Martini, green crème de menthe can yield a striking variation.
[Part of the Art of the Cocktail series, season two.]
1½ oz 1757 Brandy
¾ oz crème de menthe (Kara prefers the white variety, not the Dayglo™ green variety.)
lemon peel garnish
Combine ingredients in a shaker of ice and strain into the coupe. Garnish with the lemon peel.
Recipe courtesy Kara Newman and her book, Nightcap.