1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1/4 oz Batavia Arrack
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
After the Betty Carter, I turned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book and spotted the Night Owl. The recipe was crafted by Alex Day in 2009 as a Manhattan riff that utilizes a touch of Batavia Arrack for complexity all without making it too funky. I think that I was drawn in by the combination of sherry and Punt e Mes to back the brandy base, and it seemed like the right time of the night to have a Manhattan-like drink.