Where There’s Smoke
- 2.0 oz. bonded apple brandy (Laird’s)
- 1.0 oz. Benedictine
- 0.25 oz. peated Scotch (Caol Ila 12)
- 0.25 oz. Fire Cider
- dash of Angostura
- dash of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes bitters
Stir with ice and strain over large cube in a tumbler.
This is one I’ve been sitting on for a couple of years. I was given the apple cider vinegar Fire Cider and challenged to do something with it. I really like it, so it wasn’t much a challenge, though it does tend to take over whatever you put it into. So I reached for strong or powerful flavors that would stand up with it — the bonded brandy and the Scotch. My mainstay Benedictine, probably in a larger portion than I’ve used in any other drink, really makes the drink for me, and for my bitters I just had to use the smoky Smoke Gets in Your Eyes from Bitters, Old Men.
This is definitely a slow sipper. With bite. Cigar is optional.