3/4 oz Amaro Montenegro
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Orange Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Mondays ago after I DJ'd, Andrea and I went down the street to Eastern Standard for a late dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Hugh Fiore for the Prétedant Nobel, subtitled "a rightful king made sour." The drink was one of the four served at this year's Bar Room Brawl competition at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, and it currently resides on both Eastern Standard's and Island Creek Oyster Bar's menus. At the Brawl, I only tried their City of Champions for I wanted to save room to taste their competitors' libations; therefore, the Prétedant Nobel was one of the drinks I missed until now. While enjoying this drink, Tales of the Cocktail's Paul Tuennerman sat down next to me to eat dinner so I had a double whammy of Tales nostalgia. Paul was in town for business and was able to catch the Appleton Re-Mixology competition earlier that night (which I sadly missed for I had the music gig).