Andy Minchow, of Holeman & Finch in Atlanta has transformed the shot-and-beer-chaser combo intro something refreshingly spicy.

A Shot of the Dark
oz Irish whiskey,
(preferably Redbreast 15-Year-Old Pure Pot Still)
oz amaro, preferably Averna
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 dashes aromatic bitters, preferably Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged
3 oz chilled Guinness

Combine the whiskey, amaro, lemon juice, and bitters in a pint glass, fill with ice, and stir to chill. Pour into a small beer glass and top with the Guinness.

Opus beer glass (image, right) by Ole Palsby for Rosendahl,
$33 for a set of four;

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