Chestnut Dream

based on the Alfonso Special, with a chestnut flavor
1 12 oz Chestnut liqueur (I use Dream Catcher Irish Liqueur)
34 oz Gin, Bombay Sapphire
34 oz Dry vermouth, Vya
2 t Sweet vermouth, Vya
4 ds Bitters, Angostura
Instructions
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Notes
The chestnut "tang" of Dream Catcher makes for an interesting overriding flavor. I'm also partial to Angostura and tend to add too much.
History
This is essentially an Alfonso Special cocktail. As an experiment I simply substituted Dream Catcher for Grand Marnier.
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