Lawyers, Guns & Money (Carat Rocks)

Lawyer, Guns & Money

Courtesy Jim Kearns, Slowly Shirley, New York City

A robust red wine from France’s Rhône region plus a pair of fortified wines anchor this drink, keeping it rich and boldly flavored, but not too boozy.

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  • 1½ ounces Daumen Lirac
  • ½ ounce Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star rum
  • ½ ounce PX Sherry
  • ½ ounce Port
  • ¼ ounce Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
  • 2 dashes Chuncho bitters
  • 2 dashes Hellfire bitters
  • 2 orange peels,
  • Mix of equal parts cocoa powder, chili powder and sugar, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add first 7 ingredients and 1 orange peel. Shake well, and strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with the remaining orange peel and a dusting of cocoa-chili-sugar mix.

Published on November 4, 2016
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