Courtesy Natasha David, co-owner, Nitecap, New York City
This is a cobbler-style drink—a 19th-century cocktail served over crushed or pebble ice. They were often served with an elaborate garnish, so don’t skimp on the mint bouquet! This version starts with a base of rich sweet vermouth, given additional depth by small amounts of orange marmalade and Branca Menta, a minty amaro.
- 2 ounces sweet vermouth, like Carpano Antica Formula
- ¾ ounces lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Fernet Branca Menta
- 1 teaspoon orange marmalade
- Mint bouquet (for garnish)
In cocktail shaker with ice, combine ingredients (except garnish). Shake well, then strain into rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with mint bouquet.