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 mint sprig
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce gin, preferably Bombay Sapphire
  • 1 ounce bonded Apple brandy
  • 1/2 ounce Punt e Mes (spicy sweet vermouth)
  • 1/2 ounce Navan (vanilla-flavored Cognac-based liqueur)
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 brandied cherry, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  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.
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