I originally created this cocktail for a magazine I used to write for in an attempt to break into the Food & Drink category and leave the boring subjects I was writing about. However… they did not pick it up or consider the article, and I’m still stuck writing about show dogs.
I was inspired to make this drink after spending a weekend backpacking with friends. After we finally set up camp and had our fire built, my friend was playing guitar and I just wanted a cocktail. Luckily I had a flask to warm me up, but I thought how cool would it be to drink a nice hot cocktail.
I wanted to stray away from making a toddy drink, and wanted to make something that you could unwind with next to fire. And since I’m outside next to a fire and feeling super manly I thought it would pretty awesome to make something more savory or umami.
Make this drink before you head out on your trip, put it in a nice double walled thermos, and pack it next to your other essentials.
1/4 Tsp Marmite
.5oz Simple Syrup
2oz Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Cask
1oz Averna Amaro
1oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1oz Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Zest, Rosemary Sprig, Shiitake Mushroom
Method: Combine all ingredients into a small pot and bring to a simmer while stirring. Pour into your mug, and garnish.