2 oz Gin, Beefeater
1⁄2 oz Strega
1⁄4 oz Cynar

Stir; strain; coupe; garnish w/ orange twist



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Posted by mako on 11/21/2017
Created by
Alex Day, Death and Co, New York
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authentic recipe

Death and Co: Modern Cocktail Classics (pg. 165)

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  • Used 1/4 oz Strega and it was plenty sweet. Would be fun to try with different vermouths. Use a big cube.
  • Yum
  • Sweet, sophisticated, the Cynar adds a nice bitter turn on the finish.
  • Excellent moderately-herbal sweet gin stirred drink.
  • halved the strega for something a bit more bitter
  • Sweet, but good — ★★★★★
  • Try Tanqueray Malacca or Tanqueray Bloomsbury in place of Beefeater. Also try Carpano Antica in place of Punt e Mes.
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DrSid commented on 11/22/2017:

Already exists in the database under "LA bateleur ", very good indeed

Curated to merge this with the previously-posted La Bateleur. This version is more correct per the D&C book.

I picked up the Death & Co book a few days ago, and my Strega arrived today so I gave this one a shot to get some feel for the Strega and the cocktails in the book. (Sampling Strega it seems like a flavorful and interesting somewhat milder version of yellow Chartreuse or Izarra Jaune, both of which I enjoy.) Wow, this drink has an unexpected peppery spiciness about it that really works. The concoction so neatly and coherently ties the components together that I wouldn't sub or change the proportions of any of the base flavors: Punt e Mes/Strega/Cynar. I did use Tanqueray London Dry Gin, but I doubt that altered anything substantially vs Beefeater.