The Canary Nest is an inspired wine cocktail, and the brainchild of Claire Sprouse from Sunday in Brooklyn. The spicy, rich flavors of pear brandy and cinnamon syrup elevate a simple dry white wine into something worthy of an autumn feast.
Sprouse calls for an off-dry white riesling, but any dry-ish wine white will do. Fresh-squeezed orange juice is always better, but in the Canary Nest it really makes a difference.
Lo-Fi Vermouth is used in the original recipe for its unique blend of bright botanicals. Nearly any sweet vermouth will still be lovely, but we’d steer clear of overly-assertive, peppery vermouths like Punt e Mes in the Canary Nest.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon and/or an orange slice.
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- Canary Nest from PUNCH magazine