Bitter Maestro

1 12 oz Rye (go for higher proof)
12 oz Applejack (or apple brandy)
12 oz Dubonnet Rouge
12 oz Amaro Nonino
1 ds Grenadine (pomegranate concentrate or grenadine)
Combine in a mixing glass and fill with ice; stir well and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Twist a bit o’ lemon peel over the drink and discard, and garnish with a few pomegranate seeds.
From other users
  • A bit strong with Wild Turkey 101. Used Carpano Antica for the Dubbonet and pomegranate molasses. — ☆☆☆
  • Identical (except for amount of grenadine) to the "Solstice" cocktail in The PDT Cocktail Book. That recipe calls for .25 oz of grenadine. — ☆☆☆
  • Not all that great, I used Rittenhouse 100 and instead of Nonino I used Averna. The drink just seems to fall flat close to the finish, maybe the amaro not melding in nicely there. — ☆☆☆
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Not to snark, but two of the

Not to snark, but two of the comments here made substitutions that aren't that similar. It's pretty good with the proper ingredients.