Carpenter's Hand

Lolinda bar manager Chris Lane adapted this cocktail from an old Playboy bar book, and particularly likes the balanced blend of a very dry flavor with something rich and sweet.

Armagnac plus the honey-sweetness of Drambuie and a splash of dry sherry makes for a boozy but balanced drink, “a great pre or post-dinner tipple,” per Lane’s recommendation.

  • 2 ounces armagnac, such as Delord
  • 1/2 ounce Amontillado sherry, such as Hidalgo Napoleon
  • 1/2 ounce Drambuie

Orange twist


Old fashioned


Fill an old fashioned glass with ice (one large cube looks nice.) Add armagnac, sherry, and Drambuie. Stir for 15 seconds. Garnish with orange twist and serve.

Source: Lolinda