Darkest Hour (Batman, revisited)

This time I’ll intoduce couple of pretty harsh cocktails. They’re grim, they’re dark… Last post contained sweet recipes and so will the next one, so bear with me: gloomy cocktail once in the while keeps you going.

I’ll start with the recipe I found a couple of years back…

 

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DIRTY DEVIL

There are kwazillion cocktails named “Devil”, I liked this one… but I wanted more of that blessed olive taste: so, as a friend of Dirty Martini, I “dirtified” this as well… I think it’s appropriate to call it “Dirty Devil”.

-2 parts dark rum

-1 part sweet red vermouth

-couple of teaspoons olive water

Stir ingedients with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with olive… or few of them.

Original version contained no olive water, salty aroma creeped slowly from that lonely olive… but being impatient, I wanted to get straight to the olive business!

 

Okay, I think Dirty Devil is too much for most of the people, salty olive combined with sweet vermouth, murky dark rum dominating it all… but it inspired me to develop a cocktail dedicated to the grimmest crime fighter of all time.

 

DARK KNIGHT

(Cocktail looks like Dirty Devil above, save the olives)

-6 parts dark rum

-3 parts sweet red vermouth

-2 parts Fernet Branca

Stir ingedients with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

If you find this unpalatable but still want to honour Batman in your cocktail party, check out Silent Guardian in my very first post. It’s sweet, yet mysterious exaltation for Caped Crusader.

So, nothing but sweet-salty or downright bitter cocktails this time… but as you remember, I promised something sweet next time 😀

 

 

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