Sunset Cocktail: The Devil’s Pope
1 1/2 oz. Angel’s Envy Bourbon
1/2 oz. Maurin Quina
1/2 oz. Averna Amaro
1/2 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Rinse with H.R. Giger Brevans Absinthe
Stir everything but the Absinthe with ice and strain into an Absinthe washed cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed Orange Peel (Blood Orange if you have it)
Couldn’t find a drink to match the dark soul of Papa Emeritus III so I went about making this, with a drink called Word to the Wise, a Last Word variation, as a template. There were a few things that needed to be in this drink: Angel’s Envy for the heaven, Averna for the blackening of souls and an Absinthe. Mostly, though, it needed Maurin Quina for the devil.
For the Absinthe I decided not to use Mansinthe as it’s not that interesting and it is becoming a cliché to use it in Devilish drinks. I did really want to use Brevans Crowley because, Crowley, but it’s such a limited run and I felt it would be a waste to use it as a wash. Giger it was then, not that it really matters all that much as a wash, but a lot of these drinks are built around ideas and I’m just happy if they turn out well.
I was also considering Benedictine and Chartreuse but went with the Luxardo instead. It may be worth looking into the others in the future.