• SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

According to Francesco Lafranconi, the botanicals in many aperitif ingredients (such as the gin, vermouth and bitters in this drink) are "eupeptic," meaning they stimulate taste receptors and the appetite.

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  1. 1 mint sprig
  2. Ice
  3. 1 ounce gin, preferably Bombay Sapphire
  4. 1 ounce bonded Apple brandy
  5. 1/2 ounce Punt e Mes (spicy sweet vermouth)
  6. 1/2 ounce Navan (vanilla-flavored Cognac-based liqueur)
  7. 2 dashes of orange bitters
  8. 1 brandied cherry, for garnish
  1. Rub the inside of a chilled coupe with the mint sprig and discard. Fill a pint glass with ice, then add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and stir well. Strain into the prepared coupe and garnish with the cherry.