This recipe uses Amer Picon which is a bittersweet French orange-flavored aperitif. It is a common bottle throughout Europe, less so in the USA. In this drink it is combined with another super French product – green Chartreuse. The more unexpected addition is the tequila, not being very French at all. Nevertheless everything work beautifully together, and we found this cocktail to be both elegant and a bit modern and avantgarde at once.
Recipe by Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli
1,5 oz tequila
0,75 oz green Chartreuse
0,75 oz Amer Picon
3 dashes orange bitters
Stir with fresh ice and strain into a coupe. We garnished with a halved brandied cherry, while the original recipe suggests a flamed orange twist.