Strange Encounters

Jarred Weigand, Death & Co. | New York City


A growing number of craft producers in recent years has encouraged the wide use of eau de vies in both classic and contemporary cocktails. In Strange Encounters, carrot eau de vie complements a base of amontillado sherry and adds a layer of freshness to the ginger and honey syrups.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces amontillado sherry, preferably Lustau Los Arcos amontillado
  • 1/2 ounce aquavit, preferably Linie
  • 1/2 ounce carrot eau de vie, preferably Reisetbauer
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce orgeat
  • 1/4 ounce honey syrup (2:1, acacia honey:water)
  • 1/4 ounce ginger syrup (2:1, sugar: ginger juice, blended)
  • 1 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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Eau de Vie

(n.) This type of brandy is made from distilling fermented fruit, most often tree fruits and berries, such as plums (mirabelle), pears (poire), raspberries (framboise) and cherries (kirsch). The final product is usually bottled un-aged to preserve the fresh and vibrant fruit flavors. Alpine locales may produce the most famous versions, but the spirit is [...] More A-Z →