Press play and listen to this preview of the 1945 classic Fallen Angel. Read on.
Cocktail available at Charcut in Calgary, AB, CAN today.
1 oz Beefeater Gin
1/2 oz Cynar liqueur
1/2 oz Boulard Calvados
1/2 oz Luxardo Sangue Marlacco Cherry Liqueur
2 dashes of Bitter Sling’s Lem-march bitters
– garnished with a grapefruit rind which I rimmed the glass with
For the picture I got fancy and used a strawberry rose I cut, not necessary. The fallen angel imagery and all.
Tasting notes: soft and delicate, very well balanced throughout the various ingredients. You taste the cherry closer to the end of each sip. Great starter cocktail
This cocktail is a twist on a cocktail from the Luxardo cocktail book. The original drink was the “angel face”
Inspiration: I had the absolute pleasure to meet with Franco Luxardo from the Luxardo brand distillery during a tasting of their current and new line up of products. At the end of the event Franco presented us with a new Luxardo cocktail book which he signed for me. One of the cocktails that stood out to me was a drink called “Angel Face”. The cocktail I created was a twist on the Angel Face.
Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, who had also worked with Preminger on Laura a year before. The film features Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and Charles Bickford. It was the last film Faye made as a major Hollywood star, and she did not make another film until State Fair (1962).