At Tales of the Cocktail 2006, a cocktail festival held in New Orleans, Todd Thrasher entered the Bar Chef competition with this drink; although it's terrific, it lost. The drink now resides on the menu at PX. Cocktail Party
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the soda and ground pepper; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Stir in the soda; garnish with the pepper.