1 oz Blandy's Rainwater Madeira
1/2 oz Meletti Amaro
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.
Tuesday last week, we were in Union Square, Somerville, for dinner and we decided to stop into the Independent for a drink. There, the menu item that grabbed my attention was a recipe created by Brother Cleve for the Somerville Arts Council's new book, Nibble. Brother Cleve described the concept behind the drink in a comment, "The Nibble book features recipes of the various ethnic groups of Somerville. I created the Union cocktail to honor Somerville's early immigrants: the Irish, Portuguese, and Italians. That was the idea behind mixing whiskey, Madeira, and amaro. As for the bitters... hey, I like bitters, ok!"