Signature rolled out a new cocktail menu this Autumn, we stopped by to speak with the bar creative, Isabella Morlet, about her newest Kinsman cocktail. Isabella is always creative when it comes to her cocktails and this time was no different. The Downtowner is a exceptionally delicious sherry and Kinsman cocktail that can be enjoyed by cocktail novices and master mixologists alike.
“Kinsman is one of my favorite spirits,” she says. “It has a bright approachable elegance that is prominent without over powering anything else. It goes with anything.”
She is no stranger to to the Serbian inspired apricot brandy as she featured it in three of her cocktails from the previous menu: Earnest Goes to the Southside, a local take on a classic Hemingway Daiquiri, and the Daydreamer, an apricot egg white sour, and a Brandy Alexander for dessert made with handmade cream that tops the cocktail nicely.
Signature // The Downtowner
1 1/2 oz. Lustau Oloroso Sherry
3/4 oz. Kinsman Rakia
1/2 oz. Giffard Apricot Liqueur
1/4 oz. Demerara Cardamom Syrup
2 Dashes of Bitterman’s Burlesque Bitters
1 Dash Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice, stir and strain into chilled coupe.