Bitter Temptation

1 12 oz Rye, Bulleit
34 oz Jamaican rum, Smith & Cross
1 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
13 oz Cynar
13 oz Amer Picon
13 oz Grand Marnier
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
2 ds Bitters, Angostura
1 rinse Absinthe
Coupe. Ice+water. Absinthe rinse. Discard. Good stir. Strain.
From other users
  • Quite nice. I like the way the bitter ingredients play off the funk of the S&C. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Well balanced with identifiable parts creating a satisfying whole. Use 1/2 oz dry curaçao instead of Grand Marnier, Carpano Formula Antica instead of Punt E Mes, and Appleton Estates instead of Smith & Cross. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Very smooth and balanced. Only reason I might not make it often is that I seldom have all the ingredients. If you halve this recipe, each of the 1/3 ounce ingredients becomes a 1-teaspoon addition. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Very nice! Used Old Overholt rye and cynar 70 proof. Subbed Cointreau for Grand Marnier; also subbed Amaro Nonino for Amer Picon. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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This drink is pretty big and

This drink is pretty big and seems a touch over-the-top complex. I simplified the concept and tried:
1 1/2 oz rye, 1/2 oz each Smith & Cross, Punt e Mes, and Amer Boudreau. I liked it a lot.