Offbeat drinks have a steeper hill to climb when it comes to attaining classic status. This cocktail originally created by 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. This one, served at Whisler’s in Austin stays true to the original recipe.
1 oz. Angostura bitters
1 oz. orgeat
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ 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.