2 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Amaro Meletti
1⁄4 oz Crème de Cacao, Tempus Fugit
1 rinse Absinthe
1 Orange peel (Garnish)

Stir, strain, chilled cocktail glass rinsed with absinthe. Garnish and enjoy.

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Created by
Scott Diaz, Seattle, WA
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  • To try
  • Really complex and well balanced, with a long finish. I didn't have creme de cacao so I used 1/4 oz simple syrup and a few dashes of Xocolatl bitters instead, which may have made it better.
  • Really nice. Used Rittenhouse the first time. Might also try it using a rye with more prominent vanilla notes, like Sazerac or Wild Turkey.
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laerm commented on 8/04/2017:

A pretty good use of Meletti, something that's hard to tame.

This is a beautiful cocktail. It’s not often I add a recipe to my favorites list before I’ve finished drinking my first glass of it. This one qualifies.

HallA commented on 11/28/2021:

Excellent Meletti cocktail with nice dark notes from the amaro and creme de cacao balancing rye spice. Very nice.