The Adams

1 oz Bourbon
34 oz Campari
34 oz Sweet vermouth
14 oz Kummel
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Recipe specifies Diabolique brand bourbon and Lacuesta brand vermouth. I made it with Eagle Rare 10 yr and Carpano Antica Formula and thought it worked well.
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bza's picture

Just an FYI here, Diabolique

Just an FYI here, Diabolique is an infused bourbon, so it's not replaceable. That said, if the drink works with regular bourbon, it works - though I would call this an altered recipe.

bza's picture

"whole Black Mission figs,

"whole Black Mission figs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks and our blend of herbs and spices"

I had a taste probably six years ago and it didn't do much for me, though I don't recall the flavor. It's from MA, and I don't know how widely available it is.

Ok, thanks. I changed this

Ok, thanks. I changed this entry to "altered", per your suggestion. I thought it was a pretty decent drink even with non-infused bourbon.

Diabolique was used because

Diabolique was used because we have a cordials license at Estragon and that was the only bourbon we could serve. Try it with rye as well if you want it a little more spice-forward.