Punt E Mes

An Italian masterpiece, Punt e Mes was created in 1870 at Bottega Carpano when a guest ordered 1 part vermouth with half part of quina liqueur. This Italian liqueur is a favorite because of its soft taste and zesty orange aromas. Punt e mes means “point and a half” in Piedmontese Italian dialect. With many ways to enjoy, whether straight, on the rocks or mixed in your favorite cocktails, this liqueur continues enchanting worldwide with its trademark gesture to order at the bar, using a raised thumb for “one” and a straight horizontal hand to mean “half”.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Herbal notes with hints of quina, toffee and the spiciness of cloves, reminiscent of Christmas.

Soft in taste with zesty orange notes that wake up the tongue.

Smoothly soft with a round fruit finish.


1 2/3 oz. Punt e Mes
Tonic or Soda Water
1 orange peel

Put your bottle of Punt e Mes in the refrigerator to chill for a while. In a rocks glass, no ice, pour 1 2/3 oz Punt e Mes and fill with cool soda or tonic water. Garnish with the orange peel.

Punt e Mes Manhattan


1 2/3 oz. Tap 357 Whisky
2/3 oz Punt e Mes
2 drops Fernet Branca
1 cherry

Fill a mixing glass with ice. Pour 1 2/3 oz Tap 357 Whisky, 2/3 oz. Punt e Mes and 2 or 3 dashes of Fernet Branca. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

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