The Casualty, by Chris Elford is a boozy sipper based on scotch, amaro Montenegro and Byrrh. The latter is only added in a small amount, but the dryness it contributes with is so lovely that it kind of defines the whole cocktail.
This cocktail originates from Amor y Amargo in New York city, and it’s a very typical drink of them. Lots of amaro Montenegro in the drink, which is one of the most delicious amaris available in our opinion.
The orange zest garnish is quite crucial. Make full use of it by first expressing its oil over the cocktail, then rubbing the zest against the side and stem of the glass, before dropping it into the actual cocktail. This will release wonderful orange aromas which enhance the cocktail further.
1,5 oz scotch
0,75 oz amaro Montenegro
0,25 oz Byrrh
2 dashes mole bitters
Stir with fresh ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.