Kansas City, Mo.’s Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge feels plucked straight out of London—but with a Midwest welcome. Pull up to the white Italian marble bar for bar director Brock Schulte’s inspired cocktails, which include the From Jura to Java, a drink that showcases Jura Superstition scotch with Foursquare 2004 single-blended rum, Batavia-arrack, Lazzaroni amaro and The Bitter Truth chocolate bitters. The drink is rich and smoky yet delicate and sophisticated, with notes coffee, chocolate, wood and subtle funk, garnished with a black garlic financier.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “11 Scotch Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now.”
- 1/2 oz Isle of Jura Superstition single-malt scotch
- 1 oz Foursquare 2004 single-blended rum
- 3/4 oz Batavia-arrack
- 3/4 oz Lazzaroni amaro
- 2 dashes The Bitter Truth chocolate bitters
- Garnish: Black garlic financier
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir until properly diluted.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with 1 large ice cube.
Express the oil from a lemon peel over top.
Garnish with a black garlic financier (or other garnish of choice) on a curved pick.