This recipe from Chris Hannah of French 75 Bar in New Orleans was chosen as one of the 101 Best New Cocktails to be included in Gaz Regan's 2011 Annual Manual for Bartenders. It's fragrant and slightly mentholated, with hints of sweet orange and cinnamony spice. Not for the timid, but seductive all the same.

Special equipment: cocktail strainer

Ingredients

serves makes 1 cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
  • 1/2 ounce Aperol
  • 1/4 ounce Fernet Branca
  • garnish: orange twist

Procedures

  1. Stir over ice and strain into an ice-filled brandy snifter (or double old-fashioned glass). Break orange twist over the drink, then add as garnish.

Tags

Aperol, Fernet Branca, tequila

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