Lady Midnight

A Marconi Wireless-Widow's Kiss inspired apple brandy cocktail as a Leonard Cohen tribute.
1 12 oz Calvados (Or another style of aged apple brandy)
1 oz Sweet vermouth
38 oz Bénédictine
18 oz Green Chartreuse
1 ds Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
1 pt Cherry (As garnish)
Instructions
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.
History
For a drink of the day at Loyal Nine in 2016, I decided to do a Marconi Wireless riff to greet the autumn air. For modifiers to the Calvados and sweet vermouth base, I added Benedictine perhaps inspired by the Widow's Kiss and a touch of Green Chartreuse like a Marconi Wireless riff that I was served at Coppa. To bring out the darker notes in Benedictine, I embittered the mix with chocolate bitters. For a name, I tried to capture this fleeting but dark nature with a Leonard Cohen song title, Lady Midnight.
FRY 2016
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