1/2 oz Bénédictine
1/2 oz Dry Amontillado Sherry (Lustau)
3 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
After the Thursday Drink Night event was over, Andrea was in the mood for a nightcap. Upon delving into the Big Bartender's Book, I spotted Rhiannon Enlil's Neutral Ground that she created at the Old Absinthe in New Orleans in 2008 before she eventually made her way over to the Cure Bar across town the following year. Neutral ground in New Orleans is the term for the median of a street; the term got its name from the stretch on Canal Street that separated the Creoles on the French Quarter side and the new Americans living on the other side at the turn of the 19th century. Given the tensions between the two groups, when they met up to do business, it was on this neutral area.