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Author Notes: Some years ago during a trip to France I bought a bottle of chestnut-flavored liqueur. While it goes well with foie gras, I don't make that at home very often. And now that they've banned that delicacy here in California I had to find something else to do with it. It was hot outside, so I came up with this Caribbean-style drink. It's in the same general family as a Rum Runner but less fruity and more nutty - a balance of fruit and nut is what I was going for. I know you probably don't have a bottle of chestnut liqueur in your bar but you can substitute Amaretto or any other nut-flavored liquor. Still, the 'chest' is for the chestnut. —ProfPessimist
ounces triple sec
ounces liqueur de Chataigne or Amaretto
dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters (Fee Brothers or other)
- At the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle two sprigs of the mint with the rum.
- Add some ice. Then add the rest of the ingredients, squeezing the lime juice out of the lime and into the cocktail shaker.
- Shake gently for 10-15 seconds. Then strain out into a martini glass. Use the last sprig of mint as a garnish.