James Bolt, The Gin Joint | Charleston, SC

Here, slightly sweet Old Tom gin balances the bitter notes of gentian-based Suze and Bonal aperitifs, while rye whiskey, Cynar and Carpano Antica add a fall-friendly veneer to this full-bodied, stirred drink.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Old Tom gin, preferably Ransom
  • 3/4 ounce Carpano Antica
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 1/2 ounce rye, preferably Rittenhouse
  • 1/2 ounce Bonal
  • 1/4 ounce Suze
  • 1/4 ounce Cynar
  • 4 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: charred habanero

  1. Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large cube of ice.
  3. Garnish with a whole, charred habanero