This clever drink by bartender Colin Shearn from Jason Wilson’s excellent book Boozehound is worth making just so you can tell people you’re serving them with a Restraining Order. Ha! Shearn calls for Aperol, the sweetest and most agreeable type of bitter orange apéritif.
The orange peel is a critical part of the drink’s flavor profile, so we’ve included it in the ingredients list here (unlike most garnishes, which we generally consider optional).
- 1½ parts Aged tequila
- ¾ part Sweet orange apéritif
- 4 dashes Celery bitters
- 1 piece Orange peel
Stir the first three ingredients with ice, and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Twist the orange peel over the drink, and tuck it into the side of the glass.
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- Time for a Drink: the Restraining Order Recipe by Paul Clarke at Serious Eats
- Boozehound by Jason Wilson
- The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company, the Philadelphia speakeasy where Colin Shearn invented the Restraining Order.