Black Magic

from Death & Co

  • Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe
  • 1 ounce Hine H Cognac
  • 1 ounce Angostura 5-Year Rum
  • .5 ounce Marie Brizard White Crème De Menthe
  • 1 teaspoon Fernet-Branca
  • 1 teaspoon Simple Syrup

Rinse a coupe with absinthe and dump. Stir the remaining ingredients over ice, then strain into the coupe. No garnish.

THOMAS WAUGH, 2009 This drink isn't as harsh as the recipe makes it look. The minute amounts of absinthe and Fernet add a light herbaceous note to the duo of brandy and crème de menthe in the classic Stinger cocktail.—TW