This one was a surprise — oh so simple, yet oh so complex, depending on the quality of the base spirit you use. Wes found this in CocktailDB (love that “random recipe” link), and splurged with a 20-year-old Pierre Ferrand we had nestled in the back of the bar. It was superb.
Mrs. Solomon Cocktail
2 ounces brandy (the better the brandy, the better the drink).
1/2 ounce orange Curaçao.
2 dashes aromatic cocktail bitters (we used Angostura).
Stir in a mixing glass with ice for no less than 30 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a lemon peel over the drink, then add the peel as a garnish.
I don’t know who Mrs. Solomon was, but she can come over anytime.