3/4 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Bauchant Orange Liqueur
1 barspoon (1/8 oz) Fernet Branca
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Tuesday last week, Andrea and I had dinner at Eastern Standard. For a first drink, I asked bartender Seth Freidus for the Coup d'État. Seth explained that the recipe was created by bartender Josh Taylor as a variation of the rum classic El Presidente. While Scott Holliday had made me a Scotch Presidente before via a swapping of spirits, Josh's concept was a complete reworking of the concept and the name symbolized that quite well.