1 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
1 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1/2 oz Bols Crème de Cacao
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Sundays ago, I paid a visit to Stoddard's when Tony Iamunno was tending bar. For a first drink, I asked Tony about the Murder of Dutch Schultz on the cocktail menu. Tony described how during fits of insomnia, he reads Wikipedia, and in one of those browsing sessions, he found an article on the Jewish-American and Italian-American Murder, Inc. gang. I became familiar with Dutch Schultz through William Burroughs' piece "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz"; Dutch was a 1930s-era German-Jewish gangster who became the target of the Murder, Inc. hit squad. While they did mortally wound Dutch, he lived on for a few hours to ramble in a high-fever delirium.