101 Best New Cocktails: Black Gold, Megan Bardoe, Lulu in the Grove, Miami, FL, USA

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Black Gold

Megan Bardoe, Lulu in the Grove, Miami, FL, USA

NY: Bärenjäger's 5th Annual Bartender Competition

30 ml (1 oz) Michter’s Rye Whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur

5 ml (1 teaspoon) Suze Saveur d’autrefoisMegan Bardoe at the Bärenjäger's 5th Annual Bartender Competition, New York, NY, October 6, 2014 (Photo by Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)

3 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters

1 Filthy Food Black Cherry, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupe.  Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  This baby won the 2014 Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur cocktail competition, and on my score sheets—I was one of five judges—she won it by a wide margin.  This drink rocks.  It’s got flavor to burn, it ain’t too sweet, and it’s got so much depth you could drown in a thimbleful of the stuff.  Megan: This was pure genius.

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