3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1-2 dash Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing a large ice cube. Flame an orange twist over the top and discard.
For my after dinner drink, bartender Paul Manzelli mentioned that he had a new drink called the Smoking Jacket. Originally, Paul wanted to create a drink named after nearby Longfellow Park, and when Paul imagined what Longfellow might be wearing as he had a postprandial cocktail, Paul thought of a smoking jacket. When Paul described this Scotch-based drink, it immediately reminded me of Audrey Saunders' Little Italy given the whiskey, vermouth and Cynar ingredients.