The Brooklyn cocktail and Philip Greene’s recent book “A Drinkable Feast” about 1920s Parisian libations influenced this drink, whose name is inspired by a Norman Rockwell piece. The roasty chocolate notes of Punt e Mes pair with Bénédictine’s herbaceousness and the sweet flavor of Cocchi Americano aperitivo. “It's a spirituous cocktail without being as dangerous as a standard Manhattan,” says Brian Nixon, the general manager of Truxton Inn and McClellan’s Retreat in Washington, D.C.
- 1 1/2 oz Punt e Mes
- 1/2 oz Cocchi Americano aperitivo
- 1/4 oz Bénédictine
- 1 oz Old Forester Signature bourbon
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
- Garnish: Orange peel
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Express the oil from an orange peel over the glass and rest it on the rim.