This adaptation of a classic from Charles H. Baker, Jr.’s midcentury works matches Armagnac’s richness with the grassiness of Martinique rhum, while a touch of lime juice adds an acidic bite.
1½ oz. Armagnac
½ oz. aged rhum agricole
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 barspoon grenadine
1 barspoon fresh lime juice
3 dashes aromatic bitters
Tools: barspoon, strainer
Garnish: lemon twist
Stir all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.
Thad Vogler, Trou Normand, San Francisco
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