One Before the Couch

Created by Liz Pearce, beverage director at Fulton Market Kitchen in Chicago this cocktail blends liqueurs for a full-flavor effect. “Boomerang is a fruit- and nut-based liqueur, with notes of dried cherry and almond. The Tepache is a riff on a traditional Mexican liqueur, made with pineapple rinds and lots of spices—it really does taste like liquid pumpkin pie. Add in the smoky and slightly sweet whisky notes, and you’ve got a drink that reminds you of a holiday fireplace,” Pearce says.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ oz. Lost Distillery Benachie (or other blended malt scotch)
  • ½ oz. Brovo Boomerang
  • ¼ oz. Bittermens Tepache
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. maple syrup

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 45 seconds until ingredients are completely chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve up or serve on the rocks.

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