South Sider

from Death & Co

  • 2 ounces El Dorado 12-Year Rum
  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash House Peychaud's Bitters
  • .5 ounce Dry Champagne
  • Orange Peel (Garnish)

Stir all the ingredients (except the champagne) over ice, then strain into a coupe. Top with the champagne. Garnish with the orange twist.

ALEX DAY, 2009 This drink is inspired by the Chicago Cocktail from the iconic New York speakeasy Milk & Honey, which is essentially a rum Manhattan. The splash of champagne acts more like a garnish, lightening up the drink a bit.—AD