LIL BEAST cocktail by Laurent combines power and smoothness in flavors that evoke his soft, flowing style. The warm, dry aromas of the Hennessy Very Special cognac are complemented by gourmet notes of almond and nutmeg, reminiscent of French pastries, offset by the tartness of lemon juice.

INGREDIENTS

50 ml / 1.5 oz Hennessy Very Special

10 ml / 0.4 oz almond syrup

20 ml / 0.7 oz lemon juice

Grated nutmeg

1⁄2 egg white

COURSE OF ACTION

Step 1: Pour all liquids into a shaker and add egg whites. Shake vigorously to emulsify (without ice).

Step 2: Grate nutmeg into the shaker in two or three quick, smooth strokes. Give the mixture a final shake with fresh ice.

Step 3: Strain into a coupe glass.

Step 4: Garnish with grated nutmeg.

BAR EQUIPMENT