Moto Guzzi Cocktail Recipe

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High-proof bourbon meets its match with bitter Punt e Mes. Vicky Wasik

This two-ingredient drink was created by Boston bartender John Gertsen. Gertsen and his fellow bartender Kevin Montuori were riffing on Manhattan variations, especially ones using high-proof Booker's bourbon. Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth, more bitter than most sweet vermouths. At 120+ proof, Booker's can take Punt e Mes on head to head, so the Boston barkeeps decided 50-50 was the way to go. Because of Punt e Mes's bitterness, this drink doesn't call for the addition of bitters.

Note: If you don't have Booker's, try Jim Beam Black instead; it's a similar mashbill as the Booker's (possibly even the same), but aged for a shorter time and bottled at a lower proof. You might try a 2:1 ratio of Beam Black and Punt e Mes.

Recipe Facts

Active: 1 min
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Booker's bourbon

  • 1 1/2 ounces Punt e Mes

Directions

  1. Place a rocks glass in the freezer for about 15 minutes before making the cocktail.

  2. Fill a mixing glass about halfway with ice. Add bourbon and Punt e Mes. Stir until drink is well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled rocks glass. Serve.

Special equipment

mixing glass, mixing spoon, strainer, rocks glass

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
167 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 42mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)