MATCHSTICK SAZERAC

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The Drink

The perfect cocktail to showcase the muscular, robust character of Craigellachie 13, subtle notes of anise complement the nose whilst the rye whisky provides a platform for the scotch to shine. The smoke mist accentuates Craigellachie’s unique flavour which is drawn from the use of its traditional worm tub condensers.

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Ingredients

37.5 ml Craigellachie 13 year old 12.5 ml Rye whiskey (preferably Angel’s Envy or woodford reserve) 3 dashes Angostura Bitters 5 ml Sugar Syrup (2:1 Ratio – Sugar:Water) Spritz of Absinthe (in the glass) Matchstick Smoke Mist (in the glass)

Method

1 Take chilled double rocks glass and spritz with absinthe 2 Light a long match and extinguish flame by putting the glass over the match, trapping the smoke. Leave to one side whilst preparing the drink. 3 Add all the other ingredients to a mixing glass and add cubed ice 4 Stir until adequately chilled. 5 Turn the glass upwards and allow smoke to escape whilst straining the cocktail into the glass.