Kirk Estopinal’s Gunshop Fizz was a rule-breaking cocktail for its inclusion of two full ounces—not dashes—of Peychaud’s Bitters. Here, the Chink in the Armor calls for 14 drops of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters in a cocktail that Estopinal calls “a nod to malted milk balls.”
Garnish: pigtailed lemon twist (see Editor’s Note)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill.
Strain into a chilled double Old-Fashioned glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a pigtailed lemon twist.
Honey Syrup Combine 2 parts honey and 1 part boiling water in a nonreactive container. Stir until dissolved. Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
Pigtailed Lemon Twist While holding a lemon near the drink, use a channel knife to cut a short, 3- to 4-inch skinny string of peel. Citrus oils should spray over the drink to season it. Tie the string into a knot or coil into a tight spiral.