Tuesday, March 20, 2018

the black prince

2 oz Zacapa 23 Rum
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Averna
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Tuesdays ago, I turned to The Death & Co. Cocktail Book for a nightcap. There, in the Manhattan variation section was Phil Ward's 2008 Black Prince that reminded me of the dark rum-laden Palm Viper that I recently had. Once in the glass, the Black Prince shared a molasses and grape bouquet to the nose. Next, grape and caramel mingled on the sip, and rich rum melding into bitter herbal flavors characterized the swallow.

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