Shattered Glasser

1 oz Reposado Tequila, El Tesoro Reposado
12 oz Batavia Arrack, Van Oosten
12 oz Mezcal, Los Amantes Joven
34 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
14 oz Allspice Dram, St Elizabeth
14 oz Bénédictine
1 ds Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
1   Cherry (Laphroaig-soaked; flamed; as garnish)
Stir, strain, up, garnish with a Laphroaig-soaked and flamed cherry, dropped in.
From other users
  • Pepper, vanilla, chocolate, allspice, herbal depth, dunder, all beautifully integrated, smooth, and elegant. Wow. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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  • The Airbag
  • Rich, nuanced, so much spiciness to pick apart. — ☆☆☆☆
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bza's picture

This was pretty good, but I

This was pretty good, but I used a newly opened bottle of Carpano and I thought it overpowered everything else (which is no easy task).

How do you flame a cherry though?

DrunkLab's picture

Presumably hold a flame under

Presumably hold a flame under the Laphroaig-soaked cherry. I've never bothered with the flame, just the Scotch. I didn't find this as Carpano-heavy as you did, but I can definitely see how the vanilla could overpower even the bruisers (arrack, agave, allspice) in this drink.

bza's picture

I guess if you put the cherry

I guess if you put the cherry on a stick it will be ok. I took a maraschino cherry, misted the top with Ardbeg, and called it a day.

It looks like an insane mish

It looks like an insane mish-mash but it really works. The way all the flavors are there to be almost-cerebrally picked apart like aurally picking out particular parts of an orchestra reminds me a bit of another improbable cocktail I found here, El Nacional.