3/10 Lillet (1 oz Cocchi Americano)
2/10 Van der Hum (1/2 oz) (*)
1/10 Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
1 dash Peach Bitters (Fee Brothers)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
(*) Sub Amaro Montenegro (with or without some part of the volume being triple sec/curaçao). See text for more explanation.
A few Thursdays ago, I opened up the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book and spotted the Happy Days crafted by UK Bartender's Guild member E.L. Horton. When I saw the strange cascading recipe, I decided to approach the recipe using the Scofflaw as a scaffold instead of making each one-tenth part being a quarter ounce. Moreover, I was also drawn to the recipe for I own a bottle of Van der Hum, a South African tangerine and spice liqueur that falls somewhere between Amaro Montenegro and Cointreau (either or a blend would work as a substitute in a pinch).