The Black Horse

 
2 oz. Redemption Rye
1 oz. Averna
2 dashes Berg and Hauck’s Jerry Thomas Bitters
Mansinthe Absinthe Wash
 
Stir first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into an Absinthe washed cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
 
“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.“ Revelation 6:5-6
 
This is the drink that started my love for Averna. When looking up the term “Black” in a cocktail database I came across the Black Negroni which had reference to The Black Manhattan. The Black Horse is basically a Black Manhattan with Rye and an Absinthe wash and it works really, really well. 

 

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