I do not watch much in the way of television series… However, Stuff Magazine recently featured “classic cocktails based on characters from the series “Boardwalk Empire.” Big deal, right? Well, I do like Steve Buscemi and it turns out, the cocktail named in his character’s honor hits the spot… and it uses an obscure Italian bitter and Pimm’s #1 Cup (and yes, at some point we will discuss the other Pimm’s Cups…). I bring you:

Nucky’s English Cousin (Inspired by Nucky Thompson; Created by Sabrina Wilhelm of Noir)

2 oz. Canadian Club whisky

1 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

1/2 oz. Aperol

2 dashes of Regans’ Orange Bitters

Shake liquors with crushed ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with two dashes of Regans’ Orange Bitters and garnish with an orange peel.

(Originally posted on Facebook: June 21, 2011)