3/4 oz Peychaud's Bitters
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a big ice cube.
A few Wednesdays ago, I spotted a curious drink on ShakeStir by Rafa García Febles of Shelter Pizza in New York City called Tango 'til They're Sore. Rafa explained his drink as, "A sloppy, booze-scented wet kiss to New Orleans, spotlighting its homegrown bitters against a backdrop of its favorite spirit, rye. I took inspiration from the Fritz, an equal parts drink of gin/vermouth/Peychaud's/Maraschino, played with the proportions a bit, and watched rye brawl gin to victory." Indeed, he was influenced by Ryan Lotz's Fritz which in turn was influenced by my inverse Sazerac Cocktail, The Gerty.