3/4 oz Benedictine
1 oz Punt e Mes
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 drop Orange Blossom Water
Shake ingredients (save for the mint essence) in a shaker once without ice and once with. Strain out ice and pour through a tea strainer into a coupe. Flame mint essence over the top of the drink.
Last night, I went down to Green Street for their Inauguration Party co-hosted by DrinkBoston and the Beer Advocate. After tasting the Whiskey Punch that Lauren Clark (of Drink Boston) made to honor Andrew Jackson's 1829 inauguration party (not sure if it was the same recipe or in the spirit of that one) and Avery Brewing Company's Ale to the Chief, I decided that the crowdedness of the celebration was a bit overwhelming. I did regret not trying Ommegang Brewery's "Obamagang", but I moved my celebration over to Craigie on Main where a bar stool and Tommy both greeted me.