The Nonantum calls for Strega, an apertivo, that is lightly scented with orange. I actually happen to own a bottle of Strega and am never quite sure what to do with it, so I was grateful to find this drink. I used it in a cocktail I invented called The Good Witch Bad Witch.
Evan Harrison of The Independent, a bar in Somerville, MA, is the creator of this cocktail. If you'd like to see him make one, click over here to How2Heroes to watch him in action.
Combine in an iced mixing glass:
- 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
- 3/4 ounce Punt e Mes
- 3/4 ounce Strega
- dash Angostura
- dash orange bitters
Stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.