The Thursday Cocktail Recipe…for the Weekend

1½ ounces amaro, preferably Averna
½ ounce Cognac, preferably Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce Small Hand Foods Pineapple Gum Syrup (made by Small Hand Foods; see retail outlets here)
Sprig of fresh mint

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the amaro, Cognac, lemon juice and gum syrup. Shake hard for 20 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass. Top with fresh ice and seltzer. Garnish with the mint sp
Reginald E. Weekes IV