|1||rinse||Bitters, Dr Adam Elmegirab’s (Dandelion and Burdock)|
|2||oz||Cognac (something dark/woody)|
|1||oz||Valdespino Jerez Quina|
|1⁄2||oz||Amaro, Elixir Novosalus|
|1⁄4||oz||Bitters, Bittered Sling Moondog|
Rinse an ice filled Old Fashioned glass with the Dandelion and Burdock bitters. Stir everything else, strain into rinsed glass, add a chunk of ice.
Well, this is bitter. Novosalus drives the drink - it's like Braulio + Erborista. The core of the drink is chocolatey-herbal and flatly bitter, not tannic but medicinal. Not exactly delicious, but thoughtful and foreign.
A friend challenged me to come up with a replacement for some bitters I made a while back. I'm in the middle of my re-read of LoTR and this line suggested itself as a concept.
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