1 oz Cognac (VSOP)
3⁄4 oz Averna
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Demerara syrup
6 dr Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole (as garnish)

Dry shake, shake with ice, strain, straight up, coupe, garnish with bitter and thin straw


Damon's instructions: "Shake with large cubes, after 5 seconds, stop, and hand the shaker to the nearest attractive woman, let her shake it for another 10 seconds. Trust me. Strain into a coupe or footed sour glass. Drop 5-6 drops of Bittermen's Xocolatl Mole bitters on top of foam and run a thin straw through them."

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Posted by Dan on 12/21/2010
Created by
Damon Dyer, Lani Kai, Manhattan, NY, for an Averna competition in Sicily
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I saw a similar recipe that I made tonight that had equal parts (.75 oz) Averna, Cognac, Appleton Estate, lemon juice and simple.  I used demerara and cut it to .5oz.  The recipe also called for chocolate bitters but I used mole bitters. I thought it was lovely.  A less funky Art of Choke.