Devils Advocate

This complex cocktail plays Devils Advocate many times over with rich cherry, molasses and coco found in Zacapa Centenario Rum, that slowly unfolds into hints of blackberry, blueberry – clove spice then lingers with a subtle nutty woodiness from Palo Cortado Sherry.

  • 1.5 oz Zacapa Centenario Rum
  • .5 oz Palo Cortado Sherry
  • .5 oz Cynar
  • .5 oz Spiced Blackberry Syrup
  • 2-3 dashs Weatherby’s Fig Fenugreek Bitters

Combine all ingredients into a beaker with ice. Stir well. Fine strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with blueberries or blackberries.

Spiced Blackberry Syrup

  • two cups (two baskets) blueberries
  • two cups (two baskets) blackberries
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 green cardamom pod

Combine all ingredients into a saucepan with a pinch of salt. Bring up to a boil and stir until all of the brown sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally adding more water as needed. Once all of the fruit is very soft, about half an hour-turn off heat, cover saucepan and let cool. Once the syrup is cooled fine strain it into an airtight container.