So I was flipping through the latest Imbibe magazine and saw an ad for an Averna Cocktail contest and remembered a recipe that I did as a joke to counter the Boulevard when it was added to the menu. So I tweaked it into a little bit of deliciousness and came up with a recipe that I'm calling the Blanchard Ave.
I took 3 strips of orange zest topped with 1/4 oz. simple and cooked it in a pint glass using the misto to release the orange aromatics. Then I poured in 3/4 oz. Averna, 3/4 oz. Cointreau, and 2oz. Applejack. 3dashes of peychauds, Ice, and a hard shake later the result was delicious. Someday I'll get a camera and be diligent about getting photo's of these drinks.