Photograph by David Harrison

Rory Harker's personality is mirrored in his bespoke cocktail, a manhattan-style serve made with Diplomático's charcoal-filtered Planas rum, created by Matt Whiley, founder of Peg + Patriot and Scout. It also makes use of vermouth enhanced by Castoreum, a vegetarian compound used in foods and perfumes that imparts a nutty, woody character reminiscent of – yep – leather. Check out the recipe below.


  • 45ml Diplomatico Planas
  • 12ml Castoreum-enhanced sweet vermouth
  • 5ml Cobnut Orgeat


Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice until well chilled, then strain into a chilled coupette glass.

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