Monday, January 10, 2022


1 oz Brandy (Du Peyrat Selection Cognac)
1 oz Mezcal (Mezcal Union)
3/4 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with a big ice cube, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Mondays ago, I sought out more uses for my semi-new bottle of Bonal on Kindred Cocktails. There, I came across the Storyville by New York City bartender Rafa Garcia Febles in 2013 that appeared like an unusual brandy-mezcal Manhattan of sorts. Once prepared, the Storyville donated a lemon and smoke aroma that contained a richness from the Cognac and Bonal. Next, grape and caramel notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow launched with Cognac, smoky mezcal, and herbal flavors followed by a smoke and vegetal finish.

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