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AFTER DARK

The ultimate bourbon cocktail for events 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Michter’s Rye Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz Amaro Nonino
  • 0.25 oz Amaro Averna
  • 2 drops Chocolate Bitters
  • Pernod (for the rinse)

Instructions

  1. Start with rinsing your serving glass (old fashion, double rock, whatever you got for the event) with Pernod (an anise flavored sprit) note: to save time you can pour some pernod in a small spray bottle and mist the glass prior to serving)

  2. Pour all ingredients (except Pernod) in a mixing beaker or pint glass

  3. Add ice and stir for 10 to 15 seconds

  4. Strain into a double old fashioned glass

  5. Garnish with a caramelized ginger candy

Recipe Notes

Using a blowtorch, caramelized pre skewered crystallized ginger candy and use the ginger for garnish. If you’re using a wooden skewer, make sure you have almost completely covered the skewer so you don’t burn the wood part and risk the embarrassment of charcoaled bamboo pieces floating in your drink.