Some drinks just look strange on paper. If you’ve mixed even a single Manhattan, you’re familiar with the dark, potent powers of Angostura bitters. Most cocktails take a dash or two, but an entire ounce and a half? That’s what’s called for in this unusual—but oh-so tasty—drink from New York bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez. The orgeat and lemon balance the herbal intensity to give it a richness that carries through to the last sip.
- 1 1/2 ounces Angostura bitters
- 1/2 ounce rye whiskey
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 ounce orgeat
- Garnish: lemon twist
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.