2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
1/2 oz Amaro, such as Cynar
1/2 oz sweet Vermouth, such as Noilly Prat, or Flying Fox Vineyards
2-3 dashes of Chocolate bitters
Garnish – Luxardo cheery
Combine all ingredients over ice, stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. Enjoy!
My journey in the liquor business started 30 years ago as an 18-year-old bar back. When I turned 21, I began slinging drinks professionally in Richmond at the Commercial Tap House. This led to my first appreciation of finely crafted spirits in the early 90s, drinking the popular scotches of the day such as MacAllan, Lagavulin, Springbank, Laphroaig.