Sunday, May 30, 2021


2 oz Rye Whiskey (Old Overholt 86°)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
2 dash Fee's Old Fashioned Bitters (Fee's Barrel-Aged)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Sundays ago, I spotted the Luxuria in the 2020 Community Cocktails book. The recipe was crafted by Benjamin Perri at 7 Seas Brewing in Tacoma, Washington, and perhaps it was named after the late 80s-early 90s band featuring Howard Devoto of the Buzzcocks. With Benedictine partnered with Fernet Branca, it reminded me of the Oldfield and Montgomery Smith, but here with the addition of Punt e Mes and bitters. Once prepared, the Luxuria offered orange, caramel, and cinnamon aromas. Next, caramel and grape on the sip spun into rye, herbal, and menthol flavors on the swallow with a cinnamon and minty finish.

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