That's Amore

A cocktail as sway-inducing as the Dean Martin song it’s named for, the That’s Amore tastes like liquid tiramisu. A staple on the dessert menu at The Bar Room in New York, the cocktail is a light but silky combination of vodka, Patrón XO Cafe, nutty Frangelico and honeyed Drambuie. The pièce de résistance? A ladyfinger rim.

That's Amore



  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • .25 oz Drambuie
  • .25 oz Frangelico
  • .25 oz Patrón Cafe
  • Pernod Rinse
  • 2 to 3 Ladyfingers, Crushed (for the rim)
  • Simple Syrup


Step one

Crush 2-3 ladyfingers in either a food processor on pulse, or with a muddler in tin or glass, until coarsely ground. Reserve the crushed cookies in a small dish.  

Step two

Pour a little simple syrup into a shallow dish and roll the outside of a rocks or a double old-fashioned glass in the syrup to act as an adhesive for the ground ladyfingers.

Step three

Gently roll the outside of the glass in the ladyfinger crumbs to create a thick cookie rim. Wipe any crumbs out of the inside of the glass.

Step four

Rinse the inside of the glass with a little Pernod.  

Step five

Pour the remaining ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and stir for about 30 seconds.

Step six

Strain into your cookied-glass and add a large ice cube.

Contributed by Antonia Joannides