1 1⁄2 oz Apple brandy (Such as Laird's Bonded)
1⁄2 oz Mezcal
3⁄4 oz Averna
1⁄4 oz Curaçao (Such as Pierre Ferrand Dry)

Stir with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass.


After making the Crooklyn from the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. and noting that it was rather similar to Cure's Black & Bluegrass, I decided to put my own spin on the 3:1 Averna to curaçao with Angostura and Peychaud's Bitters Black Manhattan template. Here, I utilized an apple brandy and mezcal split, and I dubbed it the Devil's Staircase after an IPA on tap at Widowmaker Brewing when I went there several months ago (and made a note of the name).

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Posted by yarm on 5/23/2023
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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