Photograph by Martyn Thompson Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero Prop Styling by Theo Vamvounakis

Colonel Aureliano Cocktail

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 6 – Fall / Winter 2015 – Magic

With a name plucked from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, this whimsical blend by Andrew Volk of Maine’s Portland Hunt & Alpine Club is magical realism in cocktail form.

makes 1 cocktail (pictured left)

  • edible gold leaf flakes (optional)
  • 2 oz Laird’s Bonded applejack
  • 1 oz Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth
  • ½ oz Del Maguey Vida mezcal
  • 1 tsp rich simple syrup*
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

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    Using a small damp paintbrush, paint the inside of a chilled rocks glass with gold leaf. Stir ingredients in a pint glass, fill with ice, and stir 30-50 more times. Strain into glass.

    Rich simple syrup: Gently heat 2 parts sugar to 1 part water until sugar is dissolved. Chill.