3/4 oz GrandTen Apple Brandy
1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/4 oz Cherry Heering
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/4 oz Ginger-infused Applejack (*)
1 dash Bitter Truth's Creole Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
(*) Perhaps sub a ginger liqueur.
The drink that Andrea requested at Backbar was bartender Sam Cronin's Lonely Dark. Sam explained that he had gotten into cocktail mashups lately, and this was his cross of a Widow's Kiss and a Kiss in the Dark (gin, cherry brandy, and dry vermouth). Sam also mentioned that he was inspired by the Widow's Word mashup that he had seen on this blog.