The Broken Nose Cocktail
Created at New York's Four Seasons with the help of Charles Corbin and Nicholas Drakides, this unusual but simple drink was inspired by years of going up to bars, seeing a bottle of Campari, and wondering "Why?" The bottle, never in use, seemed to not be living up to its potential, so I decided to give it a try.
Now, on the night I decided this, I was also out with friends on a wild night, so I wasn't looking for a "sit thoughtfully and sip" drink. I needed something fun. So, with the addition of a liberal amount of tequila and a tricky balancing act of sweet and bitter, the Broken Nose was born. As for the name, it stems from both the generous amount of tequila (fightin' liqour!) and the blood-red color of the drink, so before you order one make sure you have a package of frozen peas handy.
- 2 ounces tequila
- ½ ounce Campari
- ½ ounce sour mix
- 3 dashes of bitters, preferably cherry
- Ginger ale, to top
Pour tequila, Campari, sour mix, and bitters into a shaker with ice, and shake until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker. Pour into a highball glass with ice, and top with ginger ale.