Combine all in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into coupe.


I like mine "maduro" with the anejo and more sweet/red vermouth than bianco/dry. But the original source recipe was just named "El Cigarillo" and called for blanco and more dry vermouth than sweet (swap the measurements) for a more martini style. The author (Jack Bettridge) noted that he preferred it more like a Manhattan, and so do I (thus this riff on what was actually published).

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Created by
Don Julio
Is of
unknown authenticity

Wine Spectator, May 31,2013 p.29; attributed to Don Julio

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  • Used about 1 dash each Ango and mole. Would definitely use 1/4oz Cointreau next time, which may significantly improve. Would think the original cocktail was better. — ★★★
  • Delicious. Chocolatey. Served with orange twist, straight up, very cold. — ★★★★
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Orange/chocolate works really well together. Might be interesting to swap bianco for dry to tone down the sweet a bit. Also maybe halve the Cointreau as was suggested. Next time...