Longtime Seven Grand bartender Leo Rivas came up with the Blackened Orange, which John Coltharp describes as super-intense. Amaro Nonino gives the drink a rich bitter-orange flavor, plus hints of licorice and herbs.
How to Make the Ultimate Umami-Bomb Vegetarian Demi-Glace
1/4 ounce smoky single-malt Scotch, such as Islay
2 ounces rye whiskey
1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce Amaro Nonino or other amaro (Italian herbal liqueur)
2 dashes of orange bitters
1 orange twist, flamed, for garnish
Rinse a chilled coupe with the Scotch; discard the excess. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and stir well. Strain into the prepared coupe and garnish with the flamed twist.