Charlotte, N.C., The Punch Room
“The Honey Franciulli is a favorite of many of my guests because of its unapologetic complexity. There are a ton of things going on in this drink and some have compared it to a bold Merlot’s ‘beautiful bourbon’s equivalent.’ The Krupnikas, which is a Lithuanian family recipe for a spiced honey liqueur, lends notes of the fall season while the burnt orange just brightens this spirit-forward cocktail to the perfect balance.” – Bob Peters
2 oz Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Bourbon
½ oz Fernet-Branca
½ oz Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
½ oz Krupnikas
Lightly shake with ice; double strain into Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a flamed orange.