Instructions

Stir and strain.

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Posted by dfan on 11/20/2011
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2010
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  • tried similar with equal parts. — ★★★★
  • Nice interesting drink, but a touch sweet. Added 1/2 oz dry vermouth, which helped. Chocolate flavor is very strong. Next time try adding lemon juice as the lemon/chocolate combo is very nice. — ★★★
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Comments
Dan commented on 11/20/2011:

I find Meletti has the gestalt of chocolate in it. This sounds very nice. Adding it to my suggested cocktails now...


Regarding the prior comments:  Choose your rye carefully; WhistlePig 10 years and Templeton 4 years are light in flavor and sweet. Templeton 6 years, Wild Turkey and Knob Creek, however, have more body and different flavors. The rye you choose will have a defining impact on the taste of this drink.

Choose carefully, also, your vermouth. Antica Formula is my favorite vermouth. I used, however, Vermut Negre, a dark but not too sweet vermouth. I then used only two drops of Xocolatl Mole, not three, which was fine for me. This was the first time I drank this cocktail, but I humbly rank the resultant cocktail at 4.5. I hope my suggestions are helpful.