At Louis’ Basque Corner in Reno, Nevada, you’ll find a traditional Picon Punch just as it’s been enjoyed for decades—with a stiff pour of the orangey Torani Amer (a citrusy aperitif made in the style of France’s Amer Picon) and the slightest bit of grenadine and soda to lighten it up.

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Classic Picon Punch Classic Picon Punch
A citrusy aperitif inspired by the French Amer Picon, Torani Amer is the star of this refreshing cocktail.
Yield: makes 1 drink
Time: 5 minutes


  • ¼ oz. grenadine
  • 2 oz. Torani Amer
  • 1½ oz. soda water
  • ½ oz. brandy
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a tulip glass filled with ice, drizzle the grenadine on top. Add the Torani Amer and soda water; stir briefly to combine. Carefully pour the brandy on top as a “floater,” garnish with a lemon twist, and serve immediately.