So we turned to Chad Solomon and Christy Pope, the talented duo with ties to NYC bars Pegu Club and Milk & Honey. But for this exercise, you can find them at their Dallas cocktail lab, Midnight Rambler, where they’ve created the heady Good Night & Good Luck. This update on the stinger subs the minty digestif Branca Menta for crème de menthe and adds rye whiskey to the mix, which results in a more interesting, more complex and still soothing way to pass the time.
Edward R. Murrow would approve.
Good Night & Good Luck
3/4 oz Branca Menta
3/4 oz rye whiskey
3/4 oz VSOP cognac
2 drops saline mineral solution (10% kosher salt, 90% Mineral Wells Crazy Water #4)
Build in a double Old Fashioned glass and top with nugget ice. Garnish with two mint sprigs.