Black Lodge

1 12 oz Rye, Michter's
12 oz Cynar
12 oz Cherry Liqueur, Combier Rouge
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
1 ds Orange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
1 twst Orange peel
Instructions
Stir, strain, rock, twist.
Notes
"One chants out between two worlds: Fire, walk with me."
History
Gary Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails of 2012
From other users
  • Made with Crown Royal rye, Tattersall sour cherry. Real cherry flavor most predominant. — ☆☆☆
  • Very nice - similar to a Remember the Maine. — ☆☆☆☆
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  • Quite good. Made with Carpano Antica. 2nd time used Cocchi and Leopold cherry. I think less sweet. Not sure which I prefer, maybe the original. Garnish with a cherry instead of orange peel. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Luxardo cherry, martini rosso, Canadian club rye — ☆☆☆☆
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7 Comments

bevx's picture

"The black dog runs at

"The black dog runs at night."

In this case, the black dog is me. And tonight I'm running back to the kitchen to make another!

This is very good. I think

This is very good. I think this will be a go to drink this fall. 

For a variation I subbed a coffee liqueur I made for the Cynar. Kind of a Twin Peaks mash-up with the Dale Cooper. Not bad.

Made with Canadian Club rye,

Made with Canadian Club rye, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, Martini Rosso, and Angostura orange bitters.  Really delicious.  Orange peel garnish, IMO, definitely preferable to cherry (add too much sweetness).  Could use a 90-100 proof rye instead of 80.

Highly recommended. I had

Highly recommended. I had another two of these this week.  On Friday, I was at my local whiskey bar, and was informed that Cynar was back on the shelves - so I searched the KC database for a drink combining Cynar and Rye: the Black Lodge came up, and I requested one.  Made with Cherry Heering, it was really delicious - and reading through the entry further, I discovered that I had liked it very much back in August 2017 - must have been at the same location, too.  Then last night, I made another one at home, this time with Bulleit Rye and the Combier cherry liqueur specified in the recipe (the Roi Rene Rouge). I think this is a great cocktail, and I am going to make another one today, perhaps with a different rye.

OK, so I've had this drink

OK, so I've had this drink now with Michter's, Rittenhouse, and Old Overholt, and with Cherry Heering, Combier Rene Rouge, and Cherry Marnier.  The cherry liqueurs are really quite different.  To my taste, the results with Combier are clearly superior.  The Heering has many deep and dark flavor overtones, and the Marnier is too much of a conventional quotidian cherry flavor.  The Combier is clearly cherry, but fresh and subtle.  I haven't made one of these with Luxardo, but when tasting it alongside the other cherry liqueurs, its cherry-ness was more apparent than I would have thought