I was looking through my cocktail notebook last night and decided to test one of my originals that I think I only made the one time. It didn’t sound as if it would actually be viable; best to make sure, and if not, strike it out of the notebook. ABORTIVE ATTEMPTS and all that.
As it turns out, it wasn’t an ABORTIVE ATTEMPT, but it was a SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION. The original was simply American Honey and Galliano, but in a burst of inspiration I added Amaro Nonino to it, and now, pending further testing, it works.
- 1 oz American Honey
- 1 oz Galliano
- 1 oz Amaro Nonino
- 3 dashes orange flower water (optional)
- basil leaf/lemon peel garnish
Yes, the garnish is a bit twee, but a little showing off never hurt anyone: make two slits in the basil leaf and thread the lemon through it. If you have a classy triangular pick, stick that through there too.
I’m out of Amaro Nonino, so further testing is moot at this point. More work is required.