1 oz Mezcal
1⁄2 oz Apple brandy (Aged such as a VS Calvados or Laird's Bonded)
1⁄2 oz Apricot liqueur
1⁄2 oz Cynar
2 ds Bitters, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged (Or their Old Fashioned Bitters (sub a cinnamon-forward one too))
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)
Instructions

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.

Notes

Smoke, vegetal funk, caramel, apples, and cinnamon.

History

As Halloween was approaching, I decided to craft this Autumnal smoky and bitter number as a The Misfits musical tribute. I was inspired by the Fall on Me to create a music-themed drink that utilized the apricot-herbal liqueur combination, and The Misfits fit the then approaching holiday. For this concept's herbal liqueur, I opted for Cynar which paired well with apricot in a few drinks, and apricot-Punt e Mes has proven to be a winner such as in the Slope. The song that matched the drink's and evening's feel was the Horror Hotel that they named after the 1960 movie.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Horror Hotel
FRY 2020
Posted by yarm on 11/11/2020
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
Year
2020
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