Cocktail Cabinet No.42
The Alliance (formerly The Brotherhood)
In fact, this cocktail is a relatively modern adaptation of the Widow’s Kiss and its variant the Honeymoon, which are late 19th-century US cocktails. Along the way, some person substituted Irish whiskey for what was usually cognac or bourbon and said: look, it’s Irish.
The name ‘Brotherhood’ gave it a rebel-in-exile feel and a singular Irishness that the cocktail actually did not justify; after all, many of its ingredients are French....
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