Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
I received this gorgeous bottle of handcrafted Amer Picon from our friends, Jason and Kathy, at a recent dinner party. Both know their way aroud a cocktail bar. In fact, they soon will be opening the doors of Copperworks Distilling Company in Seattle. (For a glimpse of their beautiful space, remember this?)
Amer Picon is a bittersweet French digestif with a unique orange flavor. A very well respected Seattle bartender and owner of Canon, Jamie Boudreau, shared his own rendition of Amer Picon. Lucky me – I am relishing this enchanting liqueur (thanks again Jason!), and can make more when it is all too quickly gone.
Here is the recipe for:
- 3 bottles Amaro Ramazzotti
- 7 1/2 cups orange tincture
- 3/4 bottle Stirrings Blood Orange bitters
- 3/4 litre Evian
Place all ingredients into a container and stir. Allow ingredients to get to know each other for at least a week. Filter and bottle. Keep excess refrigerated.
Plus a marvelous recipe featuring Amer Picon:
- 2 ounces Rittenhouse 100 proof rye
- 1 ounce Amer Picon
- 1/4 ounce Maraschino liqueur
- 1/4 ounce Benedictine
Stir with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a orange twist if desired.