Fall Flavor: Doctor Finklestein Warms with Amari Blend

Coltivare’s cocktail Doctor Finklestein is named for the Doctor Frankenstein-inspired villain in The Nightmare Before Christmas. It features Coltivare’s house amari blend, made from a variety the bitter Italian liqueurs that make up a significant part of the restaurant's bar program. 

Doctor Finklestein at Coltivare 

Doctor Finklestein at Coltivare 

The amari influence on the Coltivare bar is significant. These liqueurs hail from Italy, where Chef Pera finds inspiration for many of his dishes. Amari are extremely varied in flavor profile and showcase all different regions of the country, as each amaro was created largely due to the botanicals, citrus, and spices available in a harvestable vicinity. Because of this incredibly dynamic quality, there is an amaro for every time, mood, and taste. And they're truly the perfect way to end a wonderful meal and calm the tummy.

Coltivare's House Amari Blend presently consists of equal parts of Montenegro, Cynar, Meletti, Trinidad & Tobago Angostura Bitters, and Vallet Amargo Angostura.

The Pumpkin seed orgeat is essentially a nut/seed syrup made over the course of several hours, and has a velvety and luxurious texture.

Doctor Finklestein

  • 1.25 oz house amari blend
  • .75 oz Rittenhouse Bonded Rye
  • .75 oz house pumpkin seed orgeat
  • .75 oz lemon juice

Shake all, and double strain into a coupe. Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds.

AJ Mistretta