1 oz Punt e Mes
1 oz Kümmel
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Twist an orange peel over the top.
Two Mondays ago before the Appleton Remixology competition, I stopped into Drink for the hour preceding the event. There, I found a seat in front of Josey Packard at the ice bar as she was prepping the evening's batch of large ice chunks for Old Fashioneds. For a cocktail, Josey said that she was really into kümmel these days and recommended the Alice that she found in Stan Jones' Complete Barguide. Jones' Alice did seem like an adaptation of the Alice, Mine from the Savoy Cocktail Book but with a heavier hand on the Scotch. Josie had tinkered with the recipe and swapped in Punt e Mes for the recipe's call for sweet vermouth and also added an orange twist.