Spirits: Amaro
Spirits: Bourbon
Spirits: Moonshine/White Dog/Pure Grain
Season: Bourbon Heritage Month
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Classic Cocktail: Manhattans
Flavor Profile: Spirit Forward

A Total Eclipse of the Heart

Turn around….every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you’re never coming ‘round…

We are proud Gen Xers here at Make & Muddle. 80’s music is a balm for our souls and a sure fire way for us to end up in a dance party in the living room in our pjs with kids and dogs. This cocktail was created after an afternoon searching through 80’s cocktail history and ingredients. Nostalgic for coffee liqueur and needing to use up some moonshine that may or may not have come to me in a mason jar, I started playing around and this was the result. High proof like our bangs in high school, sweet like our lip smackers lip gloss, and a little smoky like our eye makeup and Marlboros we were smoking in the parking lot after school.


1.5 oz Moonshine, White Dog, or pure grain
1.5 oz Barrel proof bourbon
.5 oz Coffee liqueur
.5 oz Ramazzotti Amaro
Dash Orange bitters
Dash Aromatic bitters
Orange peel for garnish


Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a Double Old Fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist or peel.