Stage Left Steak is a passionate pioneer in the craft cocktail revolution. In this edition of MRM @ the bar, Stage Left Steak’s Co-Founder Francis Schott discusses the eatery’s cocktail program and tells the story of The Belfast Cocktail.
Stay tuned for MRM’s upcoming mini-documentary profile of the restaurant’s 25th anniversary rebranding effort featuring Schott and co-founder Mark Pascal.
The Belfast Cocktail
1.5 oz Ruby Port
1.5 oz Cognac (Hennessy VS)
.5 oz Poire Williams (Purkhart)
.5 oz Cinnamon Syrup*
1 dash Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
1 orange twist, as garnish
1 dash Dale DeGroff’s Pimento bitters, as an aromatic garnish
Stir over ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame the orange twist and add it to the glass, and add a dash of Dale DeGroff’s Pimento bitters, as an aromatic garnish.
1 cup sugar
1 cup Water
1 cinnamon stick
Put ingredients into a pan and heat and stir till sugar is dissolved. Continue to keep over low heat for 5-10 minutes until it becomes cinnamon-y
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