At his Lisbon kiosk, Quiosque de São Paulo, André Magalhães balances fragrant, sweet Amarguinha, a Portuguese bitter-almond liqueur, with equal parts fresh-squeezed lemon juice, serving the drink over ice, with lemon peel for an additional hit of aroma. This recipe calls for one and a half ounces each of Amarguinha and lemon juice, but you should be generous with your pours—Magalhães certainly is. Portugal’s iconic brand of bitter-almond liqueur, Amarguinha, is available at a handful of shops in the United States.
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice, chilled
- 1 1/2 ounces Amarguinha, chilled
Garnish: swath of lemon peel
- Combine the lemon juice and Amarguinha in a rocks glass just short of filled with ice cubes, and stir until chilled.
- Rub the edge of the glass with the lemon peel, then add to the drink.