The inspiration for this drink comes from Jersey Lightning, a cocktail which calls for apple jack (distilled in New Jersey) or apple brandy. We’ve left out the apple and decreased the amount of lime to allow the traditional brandy and softness of the vermouth of show. We named it Foudre, French for lightning.
1 1/2 ounces brandy
1/2 sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce lime juice
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously. strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Tasting notes: Lime balances the spirits’ inherent sweetness in an enjoyable cocktail.
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