Gun For Hire

Description
Big, herbaceous, and slightly smokey sipper for a dark night.
Ingredients
2ozBourbon, Elijah Craig
12ozAmaro, Averna
14ozYellow Chartreuse
2dsBitters, Bitter Truth Aromatic
1rinseIslay 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.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year2013
Created byRhett Williams, Pourhouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Posted byRhett on 07/24/2013

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