Stir all ingredients until chilled and strain into at least a 5 oz coupe. Garnish with an Orange Peel expressed over the drink and rim and a pod of Star Anise.
This is a Manhattan/Improved Whiskey Cocktail/Bronx riff. So while it is sweet, I think it's pretty complex.
The sweetness of the Grand Marnier and Maraschino liqueur is met with alpine spice from the Braulio Amaro. This works well with the spice of the Rittenhouse Rye and is further bolstered by the the Star Anise pod.
This is a riff on the Root of All Evil cocktail created by Jeff Grdinich at White Mountan Cider Company in Bartlett, NH. Where he used bourbon and Fernet, we swapped in Rye whiskey and Braulio Amaro. We also added the star anise pod as a garnish.