Darkside

Adam Bernbach, Bar Pilar | Washington, D.C.

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Belonging to a class of cocktails that might best be described as minor classics, the Darkside, a mixture of gin, Barolo Chinato and Peychaud’s bitters, enjoys a reputation in Washington, D.C., where bartender Adam Bernbach created it in 2008. But step outside the Beltway and is has little traction at all.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 1/4 ounces gin, preferably Plymouth
  • 2 1/4 ounces gin, preferably Plymouth
  • 3/4 ounce Barolo chinato
  • 3/4 ounce Barolo chinato
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters

Garnish: brandied cherry

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Editor's Note

A mixture of gin, Barolo chinato and Peychaud’s bitters.