I recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Russell House Tavern – great food, great drinks and even better company!

To begin the festivities, I ordered a signature cocktail from their drink menu – A Man About Town. The cocktail was of particular interest because it contained one of my favorite Amari – Montenegro, which has a soft, almost “toasted” citrus rind hint. The drink was well-crafted and certainly slaked my thirst, for a moment…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present A Man About Town:

1-1/2 oz. Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse 100, preferred)

1 oz. Aperol

3/4 oz. Amaro Montenegro

1/2 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth

1 dash Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist.