Spanish Sigh

1 oz Cynar
34 oz Bonal Gentiane Quina
12 oz Demerara Rum, Lemon Hart 151
14 oz Bitters, Spanish Bitters (Adam Elmegirab's)
14 oz Cream Sherry, Lustau Cream
1 sli Orange
1 pn Salt (to rim glass)
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Instructions
Muddle orange slice. Add Cynar, Bonal, rum and bitters. Stir for 30 seconds. Partially rim glass with salt. Strain into glass, float Cream Sherry on top, and garnish.
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7 Comments

christina in tacoma's picture

Made it, and this is really

Made it, and this is really good. I subbed smith and cross rum since I don't have the 151. I'm going to need more of the spanish bitters, as I fully intend to keep making this- thanks for sharing.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Christina, Glad you like it -

Christina,

Glad you like it - I can't recommend LH 151 enough. It gives you punch without much volume, and it's indispensable for infusions. If you can find the other Ed Hamilton rums (La Favorite, Duquesne, Neisson), you can find LH.

Thanks,

Zachary

christina in tacoma's picture

Today I played with this a

Today I played with this a bit- it is still one of my favorite drinks, but I wanted something lighter, like a Duplex. I tried 1:.5:.5 Bonal:East India Solera Sherry: Cynar with an orange twist, Spanish bitters, and a little soda. I'm quite happy with it- thank you for giving me the idea to put these ingredients in the same glass!

Zachary Pearson's picture

Christina, Interesting... did

Christina,

Interesting... did the soda work? I'd guess that with East India, the base would be sweet enough to stand up to the drying out effects of the soda.

Thanks,

Zachary

christina in tacoma's picture

I tried it without the soda

I tried it without the soda first, but I did prefer it with just a small amount to cut the sweetness. I have La Gitana Manzanilla and Lustau Amontillado in my cabinet as well, and I am going to try them here too when it is their turn to be open... The bonal/sherry/cynar combination is, for me, one of those synergistic and magical things, and I am so grateful that you made the initial suggestion.