Carpenter's Hand from Lolinda

[Photographs: Wes Rowe]

Lolinda bar manager Chris Lane adapted this cocktail from an old Playboy bar book, and particularly likes the balanced blend of a very dry flavor with something rich and sweet.

Armagnac plus the honey-sweetness of Drambuie and a splash of dry sherry makes for a boozy but balanced drink, "a great pre or post-dinner tipple," per Lane's recommendation.

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Carpenter's Hand from Lolinda

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Barspoon
This recipe appears in: 5 Winter Cocktail Recipes from Lolinda in San Francisco


  • 2 ounces armagnac, such as Delord
  • 1/2 ounce Amontillado sherry, such as Hidalgo Napoleon
  • 1/2 ounce Drambuie
  • 1 orange twist


  1. 1

    Fill an old fashioned glass with ice (one large cube looks nice.) Add armagnac, sherry, and Drambuie. Stir for 15 seconds. Garnish with orange twist and serve.

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