Antilles Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


Inspired by a cocktail at the now-closed Manhattan restaurant The Beagle, this delicately sweet, subtly floral cocktail is perfect as an after-dinner drink. Orange flower water makes a wonderful accent to armagnac's notes of dried fruit and vanilla, while dry vermouth keeps the whole thing from becoming cloying.


  • 2 oz. armagnac
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 14 tsp. orange flower water
  • Strip of orange zest, for garnish
  • Brandied cherry, for garnish (optional)


Step 1

Stir together armagnac, dry and sweet vermouths, and orange flower water in an ice-filled mixing glass or mixing tin until very chilled; strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with orange zest and a brandied cherry, if you like.

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