From Austin Purvis, Sub Rosa
This slightly smokey, summery cocktail is nothing like the lemonade your mother used to make. That’s for damn sure!
1-1/2 oz. Laphroaig Quarter Cask Scotch Whisky
1/4 oz. water
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. Rosemary Syrup (recipe follows)
2 dashes Black Cloud Charred Cedar bitters
1 dash cranberry bitters
fresh rosemary sprig for garnish
Build the drink in a mixing glass and stir with ice to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with the rosemary sprig.
2 c. water
2 c. sugar
4 fresh rosemary sprigs
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the rosemary and simmer for 30 minutes. Cool, strain out the rosemary and refrigerate. Use as desired.
Makes one cocktail.