Rancor's Delight

Rum, Cynar, Rosso Vermouth and Bitters. When I admittedly went down the Star Wars & Star Trek themed cocktail rabbit hole (wormhole?!) the other day, the original recipe by Tim Miner grabbed me, but I thought that swapping out the 100 Proof Old Forester bourbon specified in the original with the 109 Proof gunpowder rum from Pussers might provide an interesting spin on it. Additionally, where the original was served on a large rock, I went with a coupe to turn it into a spirit forward sipper.

I'm really happy with the tweaked recipe, and the sweetness in the rum was the perfect counterpoint to the ounce of cynar called for in this recipe. We'll definitely be making this again! Cheers everyone!

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