Introduction: How to Make a Bitter Monk

I saw this one while perusing the Esquire magazine drink archives. Since it includes the delicious Bittermens tiki bitters and dark rum I couldn't help but give it a try.

It was created by Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston.

(please note: I totally horked the image from the article so assume it should be credited to the article's author Jake Stavis)

Peter Bodenheimer

Ready to make a Bitter Monk?

Step 1: Cocktail Ingredients for a Bitter Monk

Let's make sure you've got all the ingredients you need.

1.5 oz. Old Monk Rum (or other dark rum)
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
.75 oz. Aperol
1 dash Bittermens Tiki Bitters

Step 2: Preparation

Mount all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail coupe.