Pre-prohibition cocktails and modern twists on classics

The Long Kiss Goodnight

The Long Kiss Goodnight


1oz Rye

.5oz Amaro Averna

.5oz Fernet-Branca

.5oz Campari

.5oz Green Chartreuse

5 drops Bittermens Boston Bittahs

5 drops Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate

Orange twist

Peated Scotch (rinse)

Add the Rye, Amaro Averna, Fernet-Branca, Campari, Green Chartreuse, Boston and Orange citrate bitters to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with peated scotch (I like Compass Box Peat Monster). Strain the chilled cocktail into the rinsed glass and then garnish with a flamed orange twist.
Orange, smoke and leather on the nose. You taste what you think is going to be a Manhattan, but then it hits you: herbs, anise, bitter, caramel, orange, smoke with a punch of rye, allsspice and anise toward the end. Definitely an after dinner cocktail, best served as a digestif.

The Long Kiss Goodnight 2


Possibly the most complex cocktail I’ve ever created, but damn is it delicious (if I do say so myself). The Long Kiss Goodnight is heavy, herbal, bitter and wonderful. As the name suggests, this one is great for a nightcap and is filled with many ingredients thought to cure a hangover. Who knows, it may just help you stave one off. Oh and yes, this is the cocktail featured on the Cocktails Simplified article. Don’t be scared though, I think you’ll like it.

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