One of the most tragic and disturbing sports stories of recent times is the epic rise and ignominious fall of Lance Armstrong.* If integrity is the bedrock upon which our character rests, then this former hero ended up as a Bond villain**, and one of the greatest cheats in sports history. With this in mind, I offer to you a new cocktail inspired by this thing we can’t buy, this gift we give to ourselves: integrity. Without it, we are lost. With it, we are a true human being.
*Watch the new film about this called The Program
**photo art: Josh Buckland
THE UNASSAILABLE GIFT OF INTEGRITY
1 part Salignac Cognac
1 part Ramazzotti Liqueur
½ part Galliano L’Autentico
¼ part Nocello Walnut Liqueur
liberal dash of Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters
Stir over ice, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a roasted organic chestnut in the glass.