Gun For Hire

Big, herbaceous, and slightly smokey sipper for a dark night.
2 oz Bourbon, Elijah Craig
12 oz Averna
14 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 ds Bitters, Bitter Truth Aromatic
1 rinse Islay Scotch, Ardbeg
Instructions
Combine bourbon, Averna, Chartreuse, and bitters with ice and stir. Rinse glass with Ardbeg and discard. Strain stirred ingredients into glass.
Notes
The Ardbeg can also be added using a few drops from a dropper/dasher on the top of the drink in the glass. The intention is to give a slight smoke aroma without imparting much of the flavour. Be sure to use two heavy dashes of the bitters and a higher proof bourbon to keep the drink dry.
History
Named after the 1942 starring Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd. The drink itself is a variation on a Red Hook.
From other users
  • Smooth, even bourbon drink. Could substitute mezcal for islay scotch. Used Pure Kentucky 107. Try bourbon with less front end bite. — ☆☆☆☆
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