2 oz Dark or Aged Rum* [Plantation]
3/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Orgeat [Fee Bros]
More than a few healthy dashes Coffee-Pecan Bitters (I imagine chocolate bitters would work here too)
Stir ingredients with ice, strain into an ice filled rocks glass
* The original incarnation used Plantation Original Dark, and was tasty in its own right. Recently I picked up a bottle of their 5 year Aged Rum, and it made itself right at home in this glass. Feel free to use either kind
As I mentioned for the Thoroughly Polite Dustup, I took my first stab at homemade bitters this fall. I used my apple bitters for that drink. The other was batch I made was coffee-pecan (shoutout to Brad Thomas Parsons and his Bitters book for the recipes), and I couldn’t wait to get those in a cocktail. Luckily just after they were glass-ready, my sister and her significant other came to visit. Being mid-October, we got our fire pit ablaze and needed some drinks complete the fall setting.