El Cigarillo Maduro

Great for Manhattan lovers, swapping in anejo tequila, and adding triple sec and bitters to evoke the aromas of a fine cigar.
1 12 oz Tequila, Don Julio Añejo
34 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
12 oz Bianco Vermouth, Dolin
12 oz Triple sec, Cointreau
2 dr Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
2 dr Bitters, Angostura
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).
From other users
  • Delicious. Chocolatey. Served with orange twist, straight up, very cold. — ☆☆☆☆
  • 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. — ☆☆☆
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