"As a member of the Lambs, America's oldest theatrical club, we would get together once a week to entertain one another in the pub. One night it buzzed around that Steve DePass was in the house. Steve was usually traveling, entertaining presidents and crowned heads around the world with his amazing ability to improvise a song on the spur of the moment, songs that employed a rhyme about each guest in the room. That night I sang one of my favorite songs, Alice Blue Gown. When I finished, Steve gestured for me to join him at his table. 'You hit me in the heart like a rock,' he said, and then he invited me to debut in his beautiful performance of Me, Myself and God at St. Peters Church in Manhattan. We've been best friends since."
By Dale DeGroff
2 oz. Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac
.5 ounce Appleton Rum
.25 Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
2 dashes of Dale's Pimento Bitters™
Orange Zest Garnish
Assemble in a cocktail mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist orange zest over drink and drop in.