1 1⁄2 oz Pisco
1⁄2 oz Bénédictine
1⁄2 oz Apricot liqueur
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
10 dr Absinthe (A dash or two will work)
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish -- long, thin, and tied in a knot)

Shake with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with a knotted orange twist.


For a drink of the day Loyal Nine, I was inspired by the name of choke hold in submission grappling called the Peruvian Necktie. Clearly, the spirit had to be pisco, and I decided to go the Benedictine-apricot liqueur direction after having experienced a few drinks with it. Here, the sweetness was countered by lime juice, and the herbal notes were brightened by a light touch of absinthe since Angostura took the drink in a very dark direction. To tie it back to the name, I garnished with a knotted long orange twist.

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FRY 2016
Posted by yarm on 6/21/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
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