Old Town Saigon
- ½ oz Saigon Cinnamon Cordial *
- 2 oz Maison Rouge Cognac
- 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
* To make Cinnamon Cordial: in a saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup Demerara sugar, and 8 sticks of Saigon (Vietnamese) Cinnamon. Stir over heat until sugar dissolves completely, remove from heat, and allow to steep as it cools. When at room temperature, remove cinnamon sticks, and add ½ cup of white rum. Use immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice; stir to chill and dilute. Strain into a lowball glass over a large rock of ice. Garnish with a spritz from an orange peel, and of the Cinnamon Cordial.
HAI HAI serves up southeast Asian street food and cocktails in a tropical setting. HAI HAI means two two in Vietnamese - a nod to the building's past life as the infamous 22nd Avenue Station (aka Deuce Deuce), a dive bar & strip club.