Stir ingredients over ice for at least 30 seconds in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled coupe, finish with a spritz of oil from a fresh orange peel; don't drop the peel in.

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Posted by Casey on 7/10/2011
Created by
Misty Kalkofen, Drink, Boston MA
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  • Would rename this “Holy Smokes” — ★★★★
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Dan commented on 7/12/2011:

Wow, clash of the titans! I need to try this. Usually I can imagine drinks pretty well in my head, but this one makes my head hurt before I drink it.

One correction to the's whiskey barrel bitters. Not Xocatl Mole.

Hmm.. the Flickr link calls for Mole bitters, and the Serious Eats article does as well. Can you provide a link to the cocktail using WBA bitters?



bza commented on 9/03/2012:


Pretty sure mhibiscus is Misty herself, the all-class Boston bartender who invented the drink, so I'd go with her recipe...


Ah, if that's the case, I'll change it - is the amount the same?



This is a fantastic cocktail. What's wonderful is how all the elements shine---it's like a controlled forrest fire where the sap of the pines gives off a scent of sweetness. Extraordinary.

bwian commented on 5/27/2016:

Looking at the proportions, I was worried that this would be too sweet, but of course I was wrong to worry, as this is magically delicious. The balance is perfect.