Sun City

Richard Beltzer, Bad Hunter | Chicago

“In general, I lean toward stirred cocktails,” says Richard Beltzer, citing the Old Pal as a particular favorite. (“As I get older,” he jokes, “too many citrus drinks… It hurts.”) To the expected rye and dry vermouth components, he adds both Ramazzotti Rosato and Cap Corse blanc quinquina as a substitute for the expected Campari. It lends a lighter, less cloying quality to the drink, while a barspoon of yellow Chartreuse adds both complexity and body.


Serving: 1

  • 3 dashes orange bitters, preferably Regan’s
  • 1 barspoon yellow chartreuse 
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth, preferably Dolin
  • 1/2 ounce Ramazzotti Rosato Aperitivo
  • 1/4 ounce Cap Corse Mattei Blanc Quinquina Aperitif
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey, preferably Rittenhouse

Garnish: lemon peel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.
  3. Garnish with lemon peel.

Tagged: chartreuse, whiskey