3/4 oz Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.
After my shift two Thursdays ago, I took the opportunity to catch last call at Backbar on my way home. For a cocktail, I asked bartender Carlo Caroscio for his drink of the day called Peat's Kiss. The concept started with a request for a bartender's choice with apple brandy but smoky. Carlo was inspired by the apple-Scotch pairing in Phil Ward's Shruff's End and decided to merge that recipe with George Kappeler's Widow's Kiss. Finally, to stray from a straight mashup, he swapped the Benedictine common to both recipes for Amaro Nonino.