1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Aperol
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For one of my two drinks made by Hugh Fiore at Eastern Standard on Monday night, I gave him 3 boozes -- rum, Punt e Mes, and Aperol -- and left the rum choice and proportions up to him. The drink he came back with beyond my expectations.
The rum he selected was Goslings Family Reserve, Goslings' top tier dark rum which has been aged in oak barrels. The richness of the rum along with the other ingredients made for a rather chocolaty drink with a slight bitter edge to it.
Andrea made me pose with the gesture for this photo after I commented that the drink was like a "Prospect Park with balls".