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Drink · January 23, 2015

Watch a Japanese Bartender Make the Most Complicated Cocktail Known to Man

If you're crazy enough to try it...


- 45 ml Ron Zacapa Centenario 23

- 45 ml Vermouth

- 1 tsp Maraschino

- 1 dash Original Rum Bitters

- wood chips


1. Rinse the inside of a decanter with rum.

2. Fill a teapot and strainer with wood chips, then toast the chips to ignite a small flame. Pour the rum from the decanter into the teapotwith the chips still smokingand let sit.

3. Use the same wood chips and a smoke infuser to fill the decanter with smoke.

4. Stir the rest of the ingredients in a glass with ice, then strain into the decanter. Add the rum, cap the decanter, and gently swirl the mixture to let the flavors blend.

5. Slowly pour the decanter into a low cocktail glass, and serve with a light cigar.


Nathaniel Nagy

Copywriter, cold brew advocate, purveyor of handcrafted birthday haikus since 2009.