Last Night’s Drink – Slowpoke

Slow Poke

Last Night’s Drink was a gift from one of the bartenders at the Flatiron Lounge.  We had stopped in one evening last year and was chatting with the bartender about the drink after taking a couple of sips.  I can’t remember exactly how, but suddenly we had the recipe and he had a really big tip.

I love this drink.  The combination of tequila with the complex Carpana vermouth and Cynar bitter liqueur is a little smoky, spicy, herbal and leaves the drinker feeling like there’s not much else to do but sit and have another.

Slowpoke*

XX oz Milagro Anejo Tequila
XX oz Carpana Antiqua Vermouth
XX oz Cynar
XX  Angostura Bitters
XX  Pastis

Stir all, strain into cocktail glass and garnish with orange twist.

*The drink has not been published to my knowledge so I’ve not included the proportions.  I have listed the ingredients because anyone could get this information off the menu.  Please visit the Flatiron and ask for a Slowpoke.  It’s worth the trip.