MRM @ the bar: The Belfast Cocktail at Stage Left Steak

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.

*Cinnamon Syrup

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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