Shattered Glasser

Reposado Tequila, Sweet vermouth, Mezcal, Batavia Arrack, Bénédictine, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Cherry
1ozReposado Tequila, El Tesoro Reposado
12ozBatavia Arrack, Van Oosten
12ozMezcal, Los Amantes Joven
34ozSweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
14ozAllspice Dram, St Elizabeth
1dsBitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
1 Cherry (Laphroaig-soaked; flamed; as garnish)
Stir, strain, up, garnish with a Laphroaig-soaked and flamed cherry, dropped in.
Cocktail summary
Created byPhil Ward, Mayahuel, NYC.
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
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DrunkLab on 07/17/2013


DrunkLab's picture

Name updated from "Airbag" to how it appears in the Death & Co book, a nod to Avery Glasser, who inspired the drink.

bza's picture

This was pretty good, but I used a newly opened bottle of Carpano and I thought it overpowered everything else (which is no easy task).

How do you flame a cherry though?

DrunkLab's picture

Presumably hold a flame under the Laphroaig-soaked cherry. I've never bothered with the flame, just the Scotch. I didn't find this as Carpano-heavy as you did, but I can definitely see how the vanilla could overpower even the bruisers (arrack, agave, allspice) in this drink.

bza's picture

I guess if you put the cherry on a stick it will be ok. I took a maraschino cherry, misted the top with Ardbeg, and called it a day.

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Pepper, vanilla, chocolate, allspice, herbal depth, dunder, all beautifully integrated, smooth, and elegant. Wow. (5 stars)

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