1/2 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz Kümmel
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
Two Wednesdays ago, we stopped in at Brick & Mortar where Joe Staropoli and Evan Harrison were tending bar. For a drink, I asked Joe if there was anything interesting from recent Spin the Bottle events. Joe showed me a list from late December for the Drinkle Bells night featuring Brother Cleve as the DJ, and the Island of Misfit Toys stood out as the winner. The name is a reference to the place in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer where flawed and unattractive playthings end up; luckily, there was no jack-in-the-box sentry that I had to get around to have this libation.