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Happy (Repeal Day) Hour: Le Coup de Jarnac

Listen up, party people: Today is a big day in the world of drinking. It's the 75th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment. On this day in 1933, the 21st amendment was ratified and the celebratory right of drinking was given back to Americans. To commemorate the occasion, I worked with my favorite drinking website, Nirvino, and one of San Francisco's most adorable bartenders, Buffalo, at the Alembic, to bring you this amazing cocktail recipe. Buffalo originally created the concoction for Nirvino's monthly cocktail competition, which I attended at Level III in San Francisco. The drink is made with Canton, apple brandy, and lavender honey. The honey adds subtle body without making it overly sweet. To get the recipe of the le coup de jarnac — which won the people's choice award at the contest — and check out a video of the beloved Buffalo making it,


Le Coup de Jarnac from Nirvino on Vimeo.

Le Coup de Jarnac

Le Coup de Jarnac

Le Coup de Jarnac


3/4 oz. Domain de Canton Ginger Liqueur
1 1⁄2 oz. Calvados (apple brandy)
1⁄2 oz. Sweet Vermouth (recommended: Carpano Antica)
teaspoon of Lavender Honey
Few drops of Allspice Dram
Twist of Lemon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pint glass. Add ice 3⁄4 of the way to the top.
  2. Stir for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled low ball glass. Finish it off with a twist of lemon.

Makes 1 cocktail.


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