1 oz Navy strength rum, Smith & Cross
1 oz Virgin Islands Rum, Cruzan Blackstrap
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Raspberry liqueur (Merlet Creme de Framboise)
2 ds Molasses Bitters, Fee Brothers

Stir, strain. No garnish. Serve up or with large cube/sphere.


Bitter, charred molasses flavors with hint of red fruit


Name taken from JFK's 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis speech. See "Ashes in Our Mouth" for my cocktail also named for this speech.

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