A Quick Little Pick-Me-Up
We love the super-cute names that bartender Audrey “Libation Goddess” Saunders picks for her drinks. We love drinking them even more. This shooter is best shaken with ice, of course – but it also makes a nice flask cocktail to pack along when ice isn’t available.
Fun fact: The menthol in spirits like Branca Menta activates the same tongue-sensors that tell your brain something is cold, so the drink actually “tastes” cold – even when it isn’t. Science!!
Saunders calls for bourbon in her original recipe, but we’ve tried it with rye, and found that the peppery flavors brought an welcome little bit of spice to play with the crisp bite of the mint amaro.
Shake with ice and strain into a sour glass or large shot glass, or just funnel it right into your belt-buckle flask. Garnish with a cherry.
- The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan