Queen of Wands
This rich and opulent cocktail from Brian Heese, Brand Development Manager at Stellum Spirits, plays off of the earthy notes of cedar, dark chocolate, and tobacco found in Stellum Black Bourbon. These notes are enhanced by the infusion of cacao in the red aperitivo, and reinforced by the flavors of cedar, orange, and vanilla in the Italian amaro. Its gently bitter flavor and balanced body makes it a great choice for a pre-dinner drink.
Queen of Wands Cocktail
1 ½ ounces Stellum Black Bourbon
1 ounce Cocchi Dopo Teatro Vermouth di Amaro, or other Italian vermouth di amaro
½ ounce Amaro Montenegro, or other Italian amaro with orange and vanilla notes
½ ounce cacao nib-infused Campari, or other red aperitivo*
Amarena or Luxardo cherry, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass and garnish with the cherry.
Cacao nib-infused Campari
Use one teaspoon of cacao nibs for every six ounces of Campari used. Place cacao nibs and Campari in a sealed bottle and let rest for two hours. Agitate the bottle, and let rest for another two hours. Strain, and keep refrigerated.