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A Look at Firefly's Squirrel-Inspired Cocktail

[Photo: R. Lopez]

Throughout Cocktail Week 2012, we'll have several of the area's favorite cocktail destinations whipping up special concoctions devoted to Eater readers. All you have to do is head over to the bar and ask for the specific cocktail. Our final offering is from Firefly's Jon Harris, who called his drink "The Forager." Here's how he came up with it.

Well, I wanted something autumnal. So, I started with hazelnuts and pear; classic combo. Added some bourbon to smooth out the fruit bomb that is the brandy and the Noilly has a nutty element to tie it all together. On the name, I thought of the forager because I did see a squirrel eating an acorn on this nice autumn day and thought that an anthropomorphized gentleman squirrel might rather like that drink. And I figured that if an anthropomorphized gentleman squirrel had a job, he'd be foraging for things. Like an antiques dealer or something. Fair enough, Jon. The drink is available all week at Firefly for $12.50.

1 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Pear Brandy
3/4 oz Noilly Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Frangelico Liqueur

1 dash Aromatic Bitters Stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

Firefly

1310 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 861-1310 Visit Website

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