No tobacco is used, but this recipe is meant to evoke pipe tobacco, explains Kevin Peterson, co-owner of Castalia, a fragrant cocktail bar in Detroit. (By day, it’s a fragrance store. By night, it converts in an 18-seat craft cocktail bar).
“The rum and molasses bitters provide depth and sweetness, and the rye gives it a bit of bite,” Pearson says. If you sidle up to the bar in Detroit, this cocktail is served with a spritz of a tobacco-forward leather fragrance spritzed on the cocktail napkin.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Castalia
Makes 1 servings
- 1oz Detroit City Distillery Homegrown Rye
- .25oz Laphroaig 10 year Scotch Whisky
- 1oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
- 1oz Dubonnet aperitif
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers Molasses Bitters
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