At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War, WWI ended. The first world-wide conflict that changed the face of war forever was finally over, but it would only be a temporary lull, until aggression again consumed the world with the start of WWII.

Today is a solemn day of remembrance and an opportunity to thank all of the men and women who have given “that last full measure of devotion” in defense of this great nation.

To commemorate this day, Charles Schumann has produced a near-perfect libation… The Fallen Leaves…

1-1/2 oz. Calvados

1-1/2 oz. Carpano Antico Sweet Vermouth

1/2 oz. Dolan Dry Vermouth

1/4 oz. Cognac

Shake with crushed ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

God bless veterans everywhere! Without your tireless sacrifice, this nation would cease to exist…