3/4 oz Gran Classico
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
2 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass with ice. Top with 2-3 oz Fever Tree soda water and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I stopped into No. 9 Park where Sam Oliveri and Bob Mersereau were at the stick. No. 9 Park is one of the several restaurants in town that have a secondary cocktail menu; here, the first one is a dozen or so drinks and the other is a multi-page book organized by drink themes. In the Ethereal section, I spied the refreshing looking Torino Retiree which seemed like a good start since the other drink I wanted was a bit heavier. Sam explained that it was his drink that he made as an "Italian patio pounder" for he tried to envision what old men would drink on the Riviera.