Levitating Monk

Recipe adapted from [ONE], Chapel Hill, NC
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Levitating Monk

Recipe adapted from [ONE], Chapel Hill, NC

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus 30 minute soaking time)

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 35 minutes


2 ounces aged rum, preferably Pyrat 'XO Reserve' Rum

1 ounce Ferreira 20 Year Tawny Port

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Red verjus, poured into a spray bottle

Orange peel

3 golden raisins, soaked in red verjus for at least 30 minutes


1. In an ice-filled mixing glass, combine the rum, port and bitters. Stir for 20 seconds, or until well chilled.

2. Spray 4 spritzes of the verjus into a martini glass.  Strain the rum mixture into the martini glass. Twist the orange peel over the drink to release its oils. Drop the twist, along with the golden raisins, into the drink and serve.

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