Dark Side Cocktail

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The Dark Side cocktail stands out as a unique creation that combines the art of crafting drinks with a touch of sophistication. The recipe of this cocktail includes gin, Barolo Chinato, and Peychaud’s bitters. In 2015, the talented bartender Adam Bernbach introduced this enticing cocktail at the Pilar Bar in Washington, D.C. The Dark Side cocktail is a perfect example of how a skilled mixologist can blend different elements to create a drink that is not only delicious but also Interesting with unconventional flavors.

The base of the Dark Side cocktail is gin, a spirit known for its versatility and wide range of flavor profiles. Gin provides the cocktail with its alcoholic backbone, ensuring that it packs a punch while offering a smooth and well-balanced foundation for the other ingredients. The choice of gin can greatly influence the overall taste of the cocktail, allowing bartenders to experiment and create unique variations of this cocktail.

Barolo Chinato is a type of Italian fortified wine infused with a blend of herbs and spices, giving it a bittersweet and aromatic character. This unique ingredient not only elevates the complexity of the cocktail but also infuses it with a rich and earthy flavor profile that combines beautifully with the gin. The sweet bitterness of Barolo Chinato complements the gin’s botanical notes, creating a fruity and balanced flavor profile.

The inclusion of Peychaud’s bitters enhances this cocktail with a subtle hint of aromatic complexity and a touch of herbal bitterness. These bitters are a crucial element in classic cocktails, and in the Dark Side, they work their magic by further elevating the overall flavor profile. Peychaud’s bitters introduce an additional layer of depth, making the cocktail more intriguing and satisfying for the palate.

Dark Side Cocktail Recipe

  1. 60 ml gin

  2. 22.5 ml Barolo Chinato

  3. 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: Luxardo maraschino cherry

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How to Make a Dark Side Cocktail

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the gin, Barolo Chinato, and Peychaud’s bitters.

  2. Stir for 10 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.

  4. Garnish with a Luxardo maraschino cherry.