Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe or glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Uploaded after all these years since Shawn C mentioned this drink here yesterday.
At Russell House Tavern years ago, I wanted to craft a riff on the classic Marconi Wireless. It started with me thinking about how well gentian liqueurs like Salers pair with sweet vermouth such as in the Harry Palmer. It ended up a 3 part drink, and since we do a 4 ounce pour at the bar, I was left with a recipe that was a quarter ounce short. While the original was good, it was improved with the earthy, herbal, and chocolate notes of Benedictine; I tried that knowing how well apple brandy and Benedictine pair in drinks like the Full House #2. In the end, it seemed less like a Negroni structure and more like a Vieux Carré. For a name, I took the communication theme and dubbed it the Tin Can Telephone.