“This layered port cocktail is inspired by the Oscar nominated movie La La Land,” says Jenn Knott, Head Bartender at 312 Chicago. It’s made with cognac, amaro, lemon juice, simple syrup, port and an egg white. “I used cognac, which I view as a romantic spirit because of its origins in France.” Then she used Montenegro because of its dark, mysterious and dreamy qualities. “This cocktail is sweet and sour, and the port adds a wild and untamed quality that I find in jazz music.” While this cocktail is simple it is also complicated.
Sky With No Ceiling
By Head Bartender Jenn Knott at 312 Chicago
- 1 oz H by Hine VSOP Cognac
- 1 oz Montenegro Amaro
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz Taylor Fladgate 2011 LBV Port
- Egg white
Dry shake with all ingredients except port and then wet shake all ingredients vigorously except Port. Strain into cocktail glass and float Port on top while swirling it around the top of the egg white.