3/4 oz Maurin Quina
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
2 dash Fee Brothers' Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, Andrea and I stopped into Highland Kitchen where bartenders Joe McGuirk and Nathan Bice were behind the stick. Over the sound of Karaoke, I asked Bice for the Buckminster. What attracted me was the use of Maurin Quina, a cherry, almond, and quinine-flavored aperitif wine that was so delicious in the Independent's This, That, the Other and Rendezvous' Tequila Scaffa.