Horror Hotel

My Halloween-inspired cocktail tribute to the Mistfits.
1 oz Mezcal
12 oz Apple brandy (Aged such as a VS Calvados or Laird's Bonded)
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
12 oz Apricot liqueur
12 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.
FRY 2020
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