1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc or Bonal (Bonal)
1/2 oz Bénédictine
Shake (no, it specifically says that stirring will not do here) and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Fridays ago, I picked up Gary Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011 and looked for anything to glean after a few passes at it. One that stood out was the Golden Dog by Matt Piacentini then of Inoteca Liquori Bar in New York City and now of The Beagle. I had skipped over it the first time for the combination with Lillet did not catch my eye; however, when I read the text this time where it suggested, "If you want to make it a little richer, say on a cold night, substitute the Lillet with Bonal," the Golden Dog seemed rather appealing given Bonal's bitter complexity.