Brad Thomas Parsons, the author of "Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs," created this invigorating highball that brings together an unexpected trio of ingredients: rye whiskey, Amaro Lucano and strong coffee. It’s a bold (and delicious) blend — and, thanks to the coffee, as good an afternoon pick-me-up as any drink that includes whiskey and amaro can reasonably be expected to be.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1ounce rye whiskey
- ¾ounce Amaro Lucano
- ½ounce cold, strong coffee (preferably cold-brewed)
- ¼ounce Demerara syrup (see note)
- 2dashes orange bitters
- Tonic water
- Swath of lemon peel (as much pith removed as possible)
Step 1Combine ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until chilled, and strain into a highball glass filled with ice (preferably crushed, but cubes are fine). Top off with tonic water, and add more ice if needed. Garnish with lemon peel.