1 1/2 oz Bonal Gentiane Quina
1 tsp Green Chartreuse (1/6 oz)
1-2 dash Aromatic Bitters (Angostura)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a grapefruit peel over the top and discard.
Two Saturdays ago for a nightcap, I selected a drink from Colin Shearn from Philadelphia's Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company called Always Crashing the Same Car. I found the recipe in an article from Philly.com about apple brandy drinks, and I was lured in by the use of Bonal and the David Bowie reference. The drink was named after a song where the lyrics express the self-loathing of making the same error time and time again. Moreover, with a base resembling the Marconi Wireless, a drink we named one of our cats after (as seen here), it would be hard for us to avoid this number. I was later informed that the drink was based off of the Bentley, an equal parts apple brandy and Dubonnet Rouge recipe; exchanging one automobile reference for another and one quinquina for another, the Always Crashing the Same Car took shape.