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Sharpie Moustache

Looking for something to warm you up on these cold “Movember” evenings? Look no further than the Sharpie Moustache.

The cocktail, which was created by mixologist Chris Elford at New York City’s Amor y Amargo around 2011, takes its name from the college prank of using a Sharpie marker to draw a moustache on someone while sleeping.

"Given how strong the cocktail is, it’s dangerously drinkable," Elford told Food and Wine. "I first served it to an older woman. I imagined her going back to her senior-citizen sorority house and somebody drawing a Sharpie mustache on her."

The notes of citrus and caramel do make this cocktail remarkably easy to drink. The juniper from the gin, in combination with the herbs from the amaro, give the drink a slightly sharp finish.

Be sure to drink slowly. Otherwise, keep the Sharpies hidden!

Gin Professors Sharpie Moustache

Ingredients ¾ oz gin ¾ oz rye ¾ oz Amaro Meletti ¾ oz Bonal Gentiane Quina 2 dashes Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters Orange twist

Combine ingredients in a cocktail mixer. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds or until well chilled. Strain into a coupe or up and garnish with an orange twist.

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