1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Salers Gentiane Liqueur
1+ barspoon Crème de Mûre (*)
1 dash Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
(*) Perhaps crème de cassis would work in a pinch.
Two Sundays ago, I ventured down to No. 9 Park where Tyler Wang was tending bar. For a first drink, Tyler recommended the L'Année du Mexique that he had created. The drink's name refers to a year long celebration honoring Mexican culture planned in France that was unfortunately canceled. Regardless, the drink brings together a combination of French and Mexican spirits without any political discord. When I heard the ingredients, it made me think of Scott Holliday's Br'er Rabbit, so I gave Tyler the thumbs up on the idea.