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Serving Up: Hartford’s On20 “Petit Hugs”

ON20, 400 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, Conn.

Francesco Tomaino of ON20

Francesco Tomaino of ON20

Since 1983, the Zagat-rated restaurant on the 20th floor of One State Street has aimed to serve innovative and progressive cuisine and drink in a high-end atmosphere. Offering a scenic view of the Connecticut River, ON20 was voted one of the Top Ten restaurants for service in the country by Opentable diners and earned a rave review from The New York Times. Its creative cocktails include names like Hot Buttered Pisco, Francesco’s Windowbanger and The Sleeping Monk.

Bartender: Francesco Tomaino

Drink Name: Petit Hugs

Recipe: Mix

  •  3⁄4 oz. orange juice
  • 3⁄4 oz. Mezcal
  • 3⁄4 oz. Cherry Heering
  • 3⁄4 oz. Carpano Antica
  • 1⁄4 oz. honey simple syrup

Shake in a tumbler with ice. Serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with orange slice. “It’s a delicately-balanced mix of fruit flavors with a touch of sweetness and a hint of smokiness from the Mescal,” said Tomaino.

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