Dare to serve A Wicked Thing Cocktail to your bourbon loving and tequila aficionado friends. If your friends react like mine, they will initially turn up their nose at such a proposition. But at first sip, their eyes will light up with surprising delight.
To select the right tequila to pair with bourbon, you’re going to want to choose something with stronger vanilla notes. Anything else might leave you a bit dissatisfied with the results.
This cocktail was originally inspired by the Goth Bar, inside Clifton’s Republic’s Cathedral Grove, where the cocktail Something Wicked originated. Made with Clyde Mays, El Silencio Mezcal, angostura, and mole bitters, the original is served over ice with a flamed orange peel.
A Wicked Thing Cocktail
- 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila Añejo or Reposado
- 3 dashes Mole bitters Also labeled as Aztec chocolate
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 peel Orange For garnish
- Add bourbon and tequila to a shaker. Add 4-6 cubes of ice.1 1/2 oz Bourbon, 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- Stir and strain into a double old fashioned glass.
- Add dashes of bitters.3 dashes Mole bitters, 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Briefly flambe the orange peel and drape over top of ice cube. Serve. Cheers!1 peel Orange
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