Mix This: Mon Amie

April 4th, 2012 — 3:56pm


Mon Amie
.5 – P.F. 1840 Cognac
.5 – Bulleit Rye
1.0 – Campari
1.0 – Antica Vermouth
- Stir and strain on big rock in old fashioned glass. Flame and discard lemon twist.

Borrowing from Boulevardier this is one of my all-time favorite drinks; The rare cocktail of ours I fix for myself at a night’s end. Our house cognac, Pierre Ferrand 1840 is unlike 99.8% of its peers as it clocks in at 90 proof and can stand with damn near any other spirit and retain its character. Bulleit’s rye is often mistaken for its forebearers. This stuff is Canadian in origin, and thusly much softer than the dominant grain in fireplug ryes like Rittenhouse and Wild Turkey, or “The Kickin’ Chicken” as it’s known in my house. So pairing it with Cognac was an easy mark. It’s a great drink for making friends too, if ya know what I mean.

Allan Katz, CaƱa Rum Bar, GM