Green Velvet

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Michael Mina • San Francisco

Besides having composed one of the best—and at 2,600 bottles, biggest—wine lists in San Francisco, acclaimed wine director Rajat Parr also creates unusual drinks like this spicy rye cocktail.

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  1. Ice
  2. 3 ounces rye
  3. 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
  4. 3/4 ounce Punt e Mes (bittersweet vermouth)
  5. 3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
  6. 1 orange twist
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the twist; stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe. Flame the twist over the drink, then drop it in.