George tries to come up with a good comeback after someone insults him. Elaine falls in love with a mysterious employee at the video store. Kramer wants to die a certain way. Jerry takes advice from a tennis player who stinks.
We've been obsessed with cocktails that only use equal parts for some time, because once you know what's in them, you'll never forget how to make them. Some of our favourite cocktails use equal proportions: the Last Word, the Negroni, the Paper Plane. We've been working on making original cocktails in this mould for some time, but it's not an easy task: nine times out of ten the cocktail you make just needs more of one of the ingredients and you have to go back to the drawing board.
This drink is also a comeback in another sense. The phenomenon of thinking of the perfect reply too late is known in French as l'espirit de l'escalier. Given that we used a number of French ingredients in this cocktail, we figure The Comeback was a fitting name to a cocktail that's a response to the classics above, albiet a response too late.
What you need
- 0.75 oz. rye
- 0.75 oz. brandy
- 0.75 oz. Bénédictine
- 0.75 oz. Amaro Lucano
- 1 dash ginger cardamom bitters
How it's made
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir, and then strain into a coupe.
If you don't have ginger cardamom bitters, then either ginger or cardamom work fine!