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Carlie Steiner, Himitsu | Washington, D.C.

Inspired by the prime winter scenario of “cuddling near a fire,” Carlie Steiner of D.C.’s Himitsu stirs Dewar’s with heavily-peated Scotch, oloroso sherry and a few dashes of bitters. It’s an ideal after-hours cocktail: “This drink is meant to help you wind down,” she says.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Scotch, preferably Dewar's
  • 1/2 ounce heavily-peated Scotch
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup (3:1, honey:water)
  • 1/2 ounce oloroso sherry
  • 6 dashes Peychaud's bitters

Garnish: lemon twist

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.