1 3⁄4 oz Añejo rum, Zacapa 23
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Bénédictine
1 rinse Absinthe

Stir and strain into an absinthe-rinsed cocktail glass.

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Posted by bwian on 6/11/2016
Created by
Maks Pazuniak
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  • A very, very good drink. I tried this with Mezcal (Vida) instead of Islay Scotch in an attempt to up the smokiness. 4.5★ — ★★★★
  • Made with Don Q Anejo. Definitely get the cigar sense. — ★★★★
  • Interesting. Worth revisiting but Ardbeg was too strong — ★★★
  • Slow sipping strong drink. Many flavors are present. I did not find sweet at all. — ★★★★
  • 4.5 — ★★★★
  • A bit on the sweet side — ★★★★
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nex3 commented on 7/04/2016:

I substituted Ledaig 10 for the whisky and Clément Select Barrel for the rum. This really did capture many of the tastier notes of cigar smoke without being overpoweringly strong in any direction.

dmhess commented on 10/02/2016:

A nice balance of complex flavors, eminently drinkable.

laerm commented on 11/16/2019:

I had this as a four-star cocktail for a long time and today I realized I probably make it once a month and tell other cocktail nerds about it. Yeah, that's a five-star cocktail.