One of my favorite sources of information to get me poking around the liquor store and then in the kitchen is Jamie Boudreau’s blog.
Recently, I came across an old post about a “Make Your Own” recipe for Amer Picon.
Now, I don’t know anything about Amer Picon but I’m decidedly curious about stuff I know nothing about so I read on. I soon realized I knew a little more than I thought I did. His recipe calls for Ramazzotti as a base ingredient plus a bunch of orange tincture and some Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters. I love Ramazzotti so I got right to it.
I’m still waiting on the orange tincture (due end of Feb) so I can’t report on the Amer Picon yet (Update… click here for the Amer post). Still, towards the end of Jamie’s post, he offered a cocktail recipe of his own concocting called the “Nirvana Cocktail”. It sounded right up my alley so I got to thinking about how I might substitute my way to a something vaguely related. I’ve called my version “Shades of Things to Come” and man is it tasty. I can only hope the version with the Amer will be as good.
Here you go:
Shades of Things to Come:
- 2oz. Rittenhouse Bonded Rye
- 1oz. Ramazzotti
- .25oz. Maraschino Liqueur
- .25oz. B&B Liqueur
- 4 or 5 heavy dashes of Regan’s Orange Bitters
Stir and serve up in a coupe. Add an amarino cherry if you wish.