Sunset Cocktail: Black Rat

2 oz. Vilya Spirits Silvertip Gin
3/4 oz Averna Amaro
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1.2 oz Cointreau
3 dashes Dutch’s ProhiBitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Just the other day The Cocktail Virgin/Slut posted a cocktail called The White Rat which was taken from Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933. As a great fan of classic cocktails and rats I figured I had to give this a try. As it was though, I only had Blue Curaçao and no idea what Picon Bitters were, nor did I have any of the Amer Picon that was the substitution posted by The Cocktail Virgin/Slut.

white rat

2/3 Gin (2 oz Beefeater)
2 dash Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat)
2 dash Maraschino (1/2 oz Luxardo)
2 dash White Curaçao (1/2 oz Senior)
1 dash Picon Bitters (1/4 oz Amer Picon)

So, I said “Fuck it” and made something new, deciding to use Cointreau instead of a Curaçao and for the bitters I used Dutch’s ProhiBitters as they go very well with Gin. Then, instead of the Vermouth, I carried it into an easy translation to yet another Blackened Filch Cocktail using Averna instead to make this The Black Rat. Nobody would get it if I called it the Nugg Cocktail.

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