New cocktail: the Quarter Moon

Here’s an as-yet unnamed a new cocktail:

Kitteh approved

The Quarter Moon

  • 1-1/2 oz bourbon or rye (bourbon preferred)
  • 1 oz Tuaca liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Averna Amaro
  • orange peel

Shake Stir1, pour into martini glass, garnish with orange peel.

It has a great bitterness to it which includes both the Tuaca’s vanilla/orange undertones and the orange peel’s fresh oils.  A bourbon version would be sweeter than the rye—worth trying!

update: The bourbon version is actually superior!  I’ve named it the Quarter Moon for no good reason.  The orange peel is essential.


1 Don’t know why I wrote “shake,” when cocktails without citrus juices in them are to be stirred, not shaken.  (James Bond was deliberately ordering his drinks diluted.)

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