Offbeat drinks have a steeper hill to climb when it comes to attaining classic status. This cocktail from New York bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez is a paradigm shifter with its base of Angostura bitters, but the drink has a richness of flavor and such an alluring quality that it carries an outside chance of beating the odds.
1 oz. Angostura bitters
1 oz. orgeat
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. rye whiskey (100 proof preferred)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Combine ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well to chill; strain into a chilled glass.