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I wanted to create a drink for someone who likes wines, but still had a boozy quality, hence the Armagnac. So I looked around for elements I had that were made from grapes. I started with Armagnac then mellowed it with the sweet and rich Barolo Chinato and built around those flavors. Chinato goes great with chocolate, but I wanted to skip the cacao. I used chocolate friendly spirits like citrus and a rich raspberry to add brightness and depth.
Arguēre Μαρία • Delord Armagnac XO • Cocchi Barolo Chinato • Grand Marnier • Montenegro • St. George’s Raspberry Liqueur • Garnish with Fresh Raspberries