The main inspiration was the star of the show - Mr Black. I stuck to the nuts and bolts of flavour — sweet, sour, bitter, umami — and carefully picked the other ingredients to create a synergy that highlights all the different facets of this wonderfully complex liqueur.
The complexity rests on a solid foundation borrowed from timeless classics such as Last Word or Paper Plane and has an ambition to be just as revered and memorable.
Add all ingredients into shaker with ice
Strain into chilled cocktail glass and serve up