Moral Suasion


To float the brandy, hold a barspoon bowl-side facing down, with the front edge of the bowl touching the rim of the glass just at the surface of the drink. Slowly and gently pour the Cognac over the back of the spoon. Rotate the glass to let the layer spread.

2 oz. peach brandy*
1 tsp. Luxardo maraschino liqueur
1 tsp. orange Curaçao
1 tsp. honey syrup (1:1)
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. rosewater
½ oz. Cognac or Armagnac (VSOP or, preferably, XO)

Tools: shaker, strainer, barspoon
Glass: tumbler
Garnish: lemon wheel, half an orange wheel and a few berries, in season

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