The Fiscal Agent
by Josh Harris, Founding Partner, The Bon Vivants
- 1-1/4 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
- 1/2 part Green Chartreuse
- 1/2 part Carpano Antica
- 1/4 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- 3 dashes cacao tincture*
- Burnt orange zest, for garnish
- Orange peel, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir until well chilled and diluted. Strain into chilled coupe. Burn orange zest on top of the cocktail and discard the peel. Using a potato peeler, peel an orange peel, zest the fresh oil on top as well, then rub around the rim of the glass and drop in.
Pack a mason jar with cacao nib. Fill with Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and cap. Let it sit for at least a week, shaking a little every so often. When peak flavor has been achieved, strain through a chinoise packed with cheese cloth and store in an empty bitters bottle or eye dropper.
This cocktail picks up slightly bitter notes from the Green Chartreuse and cacao tincture. The sweetness of the Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur blends well with the sweet vermouth and Maker’s Mark® Bourbon. This drink is a rocking aperitif.