Grand Army Cocktail: Black Mesa

grand army_black mesa-crdt eric medskerThe winter menu at Grand Army—our 2017 Cocktail Bar of the Year—features several rich, robust drinks designed to keep drinkers warm until spring.

1 ½ oz. demerara rum (Grand Army uses El Dorado 12)
½ oz. overproof Jamaican rum (Smith & Cross)
½ oz. Pedro Ximenez sherry
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
Tools: barspoon, strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: flamed orange peel

Stir the ingredients with ice to chill, then strain into a glass filled with a single large ice cube. Carefully flame an orange peel over drink and use as garnish.

Damon Boelte, Grand Army, Brooklyn