Bitter Southerner No. 3
First, take a small rocks glass, fill it with ice, and then pour in a very small quantity of Herbsaint Legendre. Set the glass aside.
Then, in a chilled mixing glass, combine:
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
A half-ounce of Gran Classico Bitter
Three-quarters of an ounce of Cynar
Three-quarters of an ounce of Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth
One ounce of Rittenhouse bottled-in-bond, 100-proof rye whiskey
Fill the mixing glass to the top with ice, and stir for about 30 seconds.
Hold the rocks glass over a sink and roll it sideways to coat the inside of the glass with the Herbsaint Legendre, then dump the contents.
Strain the drink from the mixing glass into the Herbsaint-coated rocks glass.
Take a strip of lemon peel and squeeze it to express its oils over the top of the drink, then drop the peel into the drink.