Named for Pépa Bonafé, a French starlet of the 1920s, this cocktail combines brandy and vodka in one bracing drink. This recipe first appeared in the 2012 SAVEUR 100, with the article Cognac Cocktails.
1½ oz. dry vermouth, such as Noilly Prat 1 oz. cognac, such as Ferrand Ambre, Rémy Martin VSOP, or Hennessy Black 1 oz. vodka, such as Stolichnaya 1 dash Angostura bitters
Twist of lemon peel, to garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with cracked ice, stir together vermouth, cognac, vodka, and bitters with a bar spoon until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with lemon twist.