101 Best New Cocktails: Idle Hands by Payman Bahmani, PDT, New York.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 14th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Idle Hands

Adapted from a recipe by Payman Bahmani, PDT, New York.Idle Hands

“The aptly named Hellfire Bitters reminded me of the old saying, ‘idle hands are the devil’s playthings.’ This is the devilish creation I came up with when I had some idle time,” Payman Bahmani.

45 ml (1.5 oz) 7 Leguas Reposado tequila

30 ml (1 oz) Anthony Nappa Wines Spezia Gewurztraminer

15 ml (.5 oz) Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

7.5 oz (.25 oz) Amaro Averna

2 dashes Bittermen’s Hellfire Bitters

Dried chile de arbol, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.  Add the garnish.


gaz sez:  Payman’s a real geek when it comes to ingredients, and this was the tamest recipe he submitted this year.  This spicy dram comes together beautifully.  The Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao strides out nicely with the Averno in this one.  Nicely done, Payman.

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