Aymeric Tortereau, of Café Juliette in Lyon, created this cocktail at a bartenders' workshop to feature Bigallet's bitter liqueur China-China amer. Similar to a manhattan but with cognac and amer providing the powerful base, his concoction gets a refreshing splash of elderflower liqueur.
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- 1 1⁄2 oz. cognac
- 3⁄4 oz. China-China amer
- 1⁄4 oz. elderflower liqueur
- Orange twist, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir the cognac, China-China, and elderflower liqueur until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with an orange twist.