101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Booker’s Notion by Mark Buettler, The Bedford, Brooklyn, NY.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 27th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Booker’s Notion

Adapted from a recipe by Mark Buettler, The Bedford, Brooklyn, NY.

2 brandied cherries

4 mandarin orange slices

1 quarter of a lemon, cut into 2 wedges

45 ml (1.5 oz) Booker’s bourbon

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Ramazzotti amaro

15 ml (.5 oz) Stirrings Blood Orange bitters

Muddle the cherries in the bottom of a double rocks glass and set the glass aside. Muddle the mandarin and lemon in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake well and strain into the prepared rocks glass.

gaz sez: My, oh my. What a bold mother of a drink is this baby. God only knows how Mark came up with this formula. And God only knows why it works so well, but it does. Be careful with this baby. Wait 30 minutes before ordering a second one. Trust me.

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