|2 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|3/4 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1/6 fl oz||Dark crème de cacao liqueur|
|1/6 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|6 drop||Bob's Chocolate bitters|
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Those with a sweet tooth should not be misled by the use of the word "sweet" in the name of this drink, which refers to the use of sweet vermouth in what is a dry, but not bone dry spirituous cocktail. Bourbon provides backbone, maraschino a faint cherry fruitiness, while the all-important chocolate bitters adds, well, bitter chocolate notes. Oh, and there's a dash of dark chocolate liqueur for decadence sake.
Created by yours truly (Simon Difford) in April 2017 at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
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