1 1/2 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quinquina
1/2 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
5 drop Thai Chili Tincture
Stir with ice briefly to partially chill the drink. Strain into a rocks glass containing a large chocolate ice cube (*), and garnish the ice cube with a pinch of fleur de sel.
(*) An ice cube made from room temperature water steeped with cocoa nibs for 36 hours and strained into ice cube trays.
Little GiuseppeAn Epic and A Limerick offered a funky Jamaican rum aroma along with dark herbal notes. The Bonal's grape joined the chocolate on the sip, and the swallow showcased the rum, bitter herbal notes, and some spice. Later as the ice cube melted more, the chocolate entered into the swallow's flavors as well.
• 2 oz Cynar
• 2 oz Punt e Mes
• 1 bsp Lemon Juice
• 6 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Build in a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish the ice cube with a pinch of Kosher salt.