3/4 oz Suze Liqueur
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
3/4 oz Bittermens Mole Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Twist a grapefruit peel over the top and discard.
When discussing another cocktail with bartender Misty Kalkofen at Drink, she mentioned that they had Suze liqueur. While I do not usually request bartenders to make me specific off-menu recipes, I knew that they had all the ingredients for the 2 Cups of Blood in Beta Cocktails. Suze Liqueur is an aperitif liqueur made from wild harvested gentian root that rarely finds its way over to these shores. Pernod Ricard who produces Suze has claimed a few times (or leaked said information) over the last year or so that it will start being imported into this country, but alas, these declarations have been fruitless. The most recent one I read was from Robert Simonson who last month stated that bottles will appear on our shelves starting in January 2012. This comes 6 month after Audrey Saunders tweeted that the liqueur was on its way, and I forgot who mentioned it months before her. Only time will tell.