Friendly Persuasion

“Looking for that hair-of-the-dog after a night of Boulevardiers? This Friendly Persuasion is as glorious as the night before, but as easy-going as the morning after,” says Gates Otsuji, co-founder of Swig + Swallow and regional chef de bar at The Standard in New York City.


  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 oz. Maker’s Mark or another aged bourbon, like Elijah Craig
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • ½ oz. Aperol
  • ¾ oz. bianco vermouth
  • Garnish: lemon twist


Muddle strawberry in a mixing glass. Fill with ice. Add remaining ingredients, stir well, and fine-strain into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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