3/4 oz Bonal
1/4 oz Crème de Cacao
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist an orange peel over the top and discard.
Last week SeanMike of Scofflaw's Den was in town so I took him to Drink on Tuesday night. There we found seats at the center bar in front of bartender California Gold. When I was talking to Cali about drink ideas, she mentioned that they had Bonal in stock -- a product imported by Haus Alpenz that I had fallen in love with when I tasted it at Tales of the Cocktail last year. Bonal is a quinine-laden sweet vermouth-like aperitif wine flavored with gentian (gentian is one of the main flavors in Moxie soda). And after hearing that she had a Mezcal drink using the Bonal in mind, I gave her the thumbs up!