1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 bsp Allspice Dram
Shake with ice, add 1 oz ginger beer to the shaker, and strain into a rocks glass. Top with ice and add straws.
Going SouthThe other drink I had was Tad Carducci's Going South that combined grape, honey, and rum flavors to the rich amaro in a rather delightful nightcap or Rum Manhattan sort of way.
• 1 oz Diplomatico Reserva Rum
• 1 oz Amaro Lucano
• 1/4 oz Amontillado Sherry
• 1/4 oz Honey Syrup
• 2 dash Bittermens Burlesque Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, fill with fresh ice, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Frisco RoseAs expected, the drink was fruity and herbal with a bit of a backbone from the bonded rye whiskey. Without the Peychaud's Bitters, the drink was a touch sweet and lacked definition, but with the bitters as Boston's Jack Rose Society opted for in 2006, it truly worked as a mashup.
• 3/4 oz Rittenhouse Rye
• 3/4 oz Morin Selection Calvados
• 1/2 oz Benedictine
• 1/2 oz Jack Rudy Grenadine
• 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
• 1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.