The De Palma Cocktail

Bartender Sean Woods pays homage to Brian De Palma, the director of Scarface, with this big-batch cocktail. “It needed a name that was tough and regal,” Woods says. Herbal, complex and dry, the De Palma gets its bite from Punt e Mes, the spicy-sweet red vermouth.

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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
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  • Servings: 8
  • Time(Other): plus chilling

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  • 8 ounces London dry gin, preferably Citadelle
  • 8 ounces Punt e Mes
  • 4 ounces Amaro Montenegro
  • 2 ounces maraschino liqueur
  • 2 ounces green Chartreuse
  • Ice
  • 8 orange twists

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the gin, Punt e Mes, amaro, maraschino liqueur and Chartreuse. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Fill the pitcher with ice and stir well. To serve, strain into chilled coupes, then pinch 1 orange twist over each drink and discard.

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