Aperitivo Julep

from Death & Co

  • 2 ounces Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • .75 ounce Amaro Ciociaro
  • 1 teaspoon Massenez Crème De Pêche Peach Liqueur
  • Bouquet of Mint (Garnish)

Put all the ingredients in a julep tin. Fill the tin halfway with crushed ice. Stir with a teaspoon, churning the ice as you go, for about 10 seconds, holding the tin by the rim so the entire tin can eventually frost up. Add more crushed ice to fill the tin two-thirds full and stir until the tin is completely frosted. Add more ice to form a cone above the rim. Garnish with the mint bouquet in the center of the ice and serve with a straw.

ALEX DAY, 2009 This is basically a big glass of vermouth, but the amaro makes it seem more complex than it is. Peach and amaro get along famously.—AD