The Inferno Cocktail

Activated charcoal ups this drink's mystique, while flavor comes from a mix of bourbon, amaro, cacao liqueur, sweet vermouth and bitters.
The Inferno Cocktail

Courtesy The Club Car at the McKittrick Hotel, New York City

The McKittrick Hotel, the offbeat New York venue that hosts the hit interactive theater experience Sleep No More, offers this cocktail from their noir-styled restaurant and watering hole, The Club Car. Activated charcoal is mixed with Bourbon for dramatic effect, but the blend of Cacao, amaro and sweet vermouth with two types of bitters is where the magic really happens.

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces charcoal Bourbon
  • ¼ ounces amaro
  • ¼ ounces Cacao liqueur
  • ½ ounces sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Edible glitter and shapes for garnish
Directions

Add 1 barspoon of activated charcoal per liter of whisky and stir until evenly combined, (This can be prepared in advance and reserved for use).

Combine all liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until evenly combined. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with edible glitter.

 

Published on October 20, 2017


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