Loup Noir literally is French for "black wolf." Did you really think I would be the man behind the Wulf Cocktail Den and not have the word "wolf" in a cocktail I created?
I must give my lovely wife, aka Ms. Wulf Cocktail Den, credit for helping me fine tune this libation. I came up with the concept and the possible variations, but her input is what made this cocktail be nothing short of glorious.
1.5 ounces rye whiskey (thank you Bulleit)
.75 ounces Cointreau Noir
2 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog Bitters
Combine in shaker with ice, stir like you're a wolf chasing after your target in the wild, and strain ino a chilled cocktail glass.
I became familiar with Cointreau Noir a couple of years ago. Cointreau Noir is Cointreau blended with cognac. It is very good on its own (especially if you like orange flavor like I do), and it can be an excellent component of many cocktails.
I must give thanks to Bittered Sling for introducing me to its wondeful products. I learned about the company earlier this year at Tales Of The Cocktail. The Moondog gives the cocktail adds a layer of wonderful complexity that it difficult to describe in words. If you can't get the Moondog, orange bitters make a good substitute.
Have one of these the next time there is a full moon ............. or no moon at all.