Cocktail of the Moment

Black Feather
2 oz.brandy
1 oz.dry vermouth
1/2 oz.Cointreau
dashAngostura Bitters
Stir, don't shake, all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Created in 2000 by Robert Hess, the Black Feather is a signature cocktail for his home bar. Robert says, "This cocktail represents a bit of a balancing act with the various ingredients, which just makes it that much more exciting. With your first few times to make this, be sure to measure the ingredients carefully. When in doubt, add a little extra brandy." Check out his website: for more cocktail recipes.