The Blood & Straw
This week in 1814, the physician who lent his name to one of France’s best-known inventions died. Learn about Dr. Guillotin and his “enlightened” death machine, and then drink this custom cocktail ‘til your head falls off:
“The Blood & Straw,” as devised by Brian Wilshire of Bar Tonique in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
In a shaker, add equal parts:
- Ansac Cognac VS
- Cynar artichoke amaro
- Luxardo “Sangue Morlacco” cherry liqueur
- fresh orange juice
Shake and pour into a shot or martini glass. Raise the drink high, then down it swiftly and dispassionately.