Hello, fancy Cynicism students! Are you ready for Halloween? I mean, really, really, ready? Thanks to my new gym, I am so ready. On Monday I learned the original zombie dance from "Thriller," and today in spin class we did the Time Warp. Yes, on stationary bikes. They freaking love Halloween there!. And since I've burned so many calories this week, I decided I deserved a cocktail, which I'm now going to share with you.
I put this baby together a few days ago, and there's a back story, but I don't want to bore you with things like charities and needy children and owl pellets and whatnot. If you'd like to know WTF I'm talking about, please see here, here, and here. If you'd just like to get to the BOOZE, just continue moving your eyes down the page.
I'm really into this cocktail, and I hope you're into it, too. It's really well balanced, has some nice spice, and is perfect for just about any time. Here are instructions, and below them is a quick video of me making it.
The Court of A-Peels Cocktail
2 oz decent rum. If you use Bacardi, I will come find you and hurt you (a little).
1 oz Amaro Montenegro. This may be hard to find, but it is worth the search! Good on its own as a digestif, or delicious in many whiskey or rum cocktails.
1/2 tsp Maple Syrup
1/2 lime, modestly squeezed. What I mean is don't go crazy with a juicer, just give it a solid hand squeeze, OK?
3 dashes Fee Brothers Aromatic Bitters. Angosturra will do just fine, but these are particularly nice and autumnal.
Put everything into a shaker with ice, and then shake the shit out of it. Citrus means shaking, people! A lot of shaking. Shake until the shaker is too cold to hold. Strain into a cocktail glass, and then garnish with an apple peel for that authentic fall touch. The drink itself is incredibly smooth, so smooth that you may even be able to get away with portioning it into Dixie cups and handing it out on Halloween! TO THE PARENTS, PEOPLE. You think I'd advocate serving minors? A little credit, please!
Anyway, if you're more of a moving pictures-type, here it is in video form! Enjoy!