American Beauty

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1 ounce Brandy
  • 1 ounce Dry Vermouth
  • 1 ounce Orange Juice
  • 2 dashes Grenadine
  • 2 dashes Simple Syrup (Optional)
  • .5 ounce Port
  • Rose Petal (Garnish)

Shake all the ingredients except the port with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Float the port on top. Garnish with the rose petal.

I don't know which came first, the rose or the cocktail, but they are both perfect.