Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sunset Cocktail: Black Mirror


Black Mirror
3/4 oz. Butterfly Boston Absinthe
3/4 oz. Averna Amaro Siciliano
3/4 oz. Gomme Syrup
1 splash Green Chartreuse
1 dash Hella Bitters Ginger Lemon
Sprig Chocolate Mint

Stir everything with ice and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a straw.

I've been meaning to back through my social media posts and transfer a bunch of old Sunset Cocktail pics here. Mostly I wanted to gather up any originals or variations of cocktails that I came up with myself but I'm sure many of these will just be pretty pictures. So, if you've seen some of these before, you're one of the 5 people that follow me elsewhere.

This is a filch of The Broken Mirror which was appealing on a ridiculously warm day (at least in New England) as I think it’s supposed to be made in a Collins full of ice. Unlike all of the other Averna Black cocktails, this one didn’t originally have a Vermouth to switch out. Instead, I swapped out the Lime Juice.

There is mention of another Black Mirror variation of the Broken Mirror that is quite different than either this or the original. Not sure where they were going with it but but if I recall, it was a very tiki-like tropical drink that looked disgustingly sweet.

I don’t remember if I ever made a regular Broken Mirror before this but I think I will soon just to see how all of the shiny ice bits look with the greenness of the ingredients. The Black Mirror is tasty but way sweeter than the name or the show it’s named after. If I was going to design a cocktail based on the themes of the show I think it would be a Negroni of Extra Bitterness, a Boulevardier of Deeper Astringency or an Eeyore’s Requiem of Acerbic Despair.