Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
When I was looking through my drink database, I spied Tony Iamunno's Butterfly Sting with its Punt e Mes-Swedish punsch combination and wanted to improve on it. I recalled the Swedish punsch-apricot liqueur combination that I first discovered in the Havana Cocktail and then the apricot-Punt e Mes duo found in the Slope. Thus, I set my Muhammed Ali tribute riff in motion. For a spirit base, I split things up with a funky Jamaican rum and a rich Cognac, and for a name, I opted for the Handcuffed Lightning from Ali's quote, "I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick."