1 oz Avèze Gentian Liqueur
1 oz Cocchi Americano
2 dash Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist and add a straw.
Two Mondays ago, I judged my first cocktail competition, one for Licor 43. Through the years, I have been a competitor before, but it was my first time on this side of the equation. After tasting 7 contestants drinks and then trying the top 3 again, I had both a lot of sugar and booze flowing through my veins. Once the event was over, Andrea picked me up and we went off to Estragon for dinner. For a drink, I described my night to bartender Sahil Mehta and requested something rather dry and low in alcohol. Sahil smiled as he had just the perfect drink for me -- one he had just crafted for the Avèze competition called The Sun Also Rises.