Classic Picon Punch

Classic Picon Punch
Torani Amer is tempered with a touch of grenadine and soda, then served over ice with a brandy float and lemon twist.Eva Kolenko

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.


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.