2/3 oz Amer or Amaro (one with Averna, another with Cynar)
2/3 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Fridays ago, I was flipping through World's Best Cocktails when I spotted the Amertinez. The recipe was created by Chris Hannah at Arnaud's French 75 bar in New Orleans as a Martinez created with an amer or amaro. The amaro was not in place of the classic's gin but in place of half of the sweet vermouth (in an equal parts recipe) or perhaps in addition to the sweet vermouth (in a 2:1 recipe). As I bandied about bitter liqueurs to use with Andrea, I decided to make two -- one with Averna and one with Cynar.