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.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Combine 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.