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Night Owl Cocktail

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 7 – Summer 2015 – Spectrum

The enigma of this moody-hued cocktail by Natasha David of New York’s Nitecap lies in the Ancho Reyes, a spicy thread woven through a core of dueling rums.

makes 1 cocktail (pictured right)

  • 2 oz aged rum (we like Zacapa 23)
  • ¾ oz Antica Formula sweet vermouth
  • ¼ oz Ancho Reyes chile liqueur
  • 1 tsp dark rum (we like Cruzan Blackstrap)
  • orange peel

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    Stir the cocktail ingredients with ice for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Express and discard orange peel.