This recipe appears in:Valentine's Day Cocktails for Lovers and Cynics
The Averna Buena balances a few drops of Godiva chocolate liqueur with the amaro Averna and a hit of reposado tequila. It's a spin on bartender Thomas Waugh's Hierba Buena, which was a finalist in the 2008 Averna cocktail competition.
- 1 1/4 ounce Averna
- 1 1/4 ounce reposado tequila, such as Don Julio
- 1/2 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
- 2 drops orange bitters
- small dark chocolate bar
Measure Averna, tequila, and chocolate liqueur into a mixing glass. Add bitters. Fill glass with ice and shake well for ten seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Grate chocolate over drink and serve.