2 dash Applejack (1/2 oz Boulard Calvados VSOP)
2 dash Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Dolin)
1 dash Picon Bitters (1/4 oz Wolfamer)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I garnished with an orange twist.
As a nightcap after my Saturday evening shift, I felt the desire for a straight spirits drink especially as the temperatures have been dropping. For inspiration, I turned to Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933. In the whisk(e)y section, I was drawn to the Sunshine which appeared like a Scotch and apple brandy version of the rye-based Liberal. In searching for similar drinks that I have had, it seems that I have never had Amer Picon (or replicas) with Scotch before, but I did have the Bonsoir with apple brandy. Moreover, it would give me a great excuse to try out my sample of the Amer Picon-like Wolfamer which is available in this country.