1/2 Bénédictine (1 oz)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Build in a glass without ice and serve. Note: this is a room temperature cocktail.
After the M. and St. L., I was in the mood for another drink, so I began perusing Frank Meier's 1934 The Artistry Of Mixing Drinks. There, I was tempted by a room temperature drink -- a Rum Scaffa which was different than Scott Holliday's Rum Scaffa, Deep Ellum's Franklin Mortgage Co., or my Madame Mustache that I served at the Blue Room. Instead, Meier's Scaffas are equal parts spirit and Bénédictine with a dash of Angostura Bitters. For a rum, I wanted a rich, aged one and opted for Diplomatico.