Old Frenchie

The Old Frenchie is a clever twist on the classic Old Cuban, from bartender Sebastian Cañas at Boston’s Yvonne’s supper club.

Cañas envisioned the Old Frenchie as a true apéritif, a pre-meal palate cleanser, and it totally works. The thick layer of spicy Angostura bitters on top makes way for the fresh citrus and elderflower flavors that follow, while sparkling wine keeps everything light and bubbly.

Cañas prepares his with a pretty layer of fresh mint at the bottom. It doesn’t lend much to the drink, but it sure is pretty! If you do this, be sure to use crushed ice to keep the mint tamped down.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake everything (except the sparkling wine) with ice, and double-strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Top with sparkling wine, and enough bitters to completely soak the top of the drink. Garnish with a freshly-slapped spring of mint.

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Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
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