Beeswax Old Fashioned

White Lyan | London, UK

This is a recipe for a White Lyan classic; once you rest the drink in a beeswax-lined bottle, you end up with a smoky, yet completely smooth and velvety Old-Fashioned. Keep the bottle in the fridge and pour the drink straight over ice.

For more on wax-washing cocktails, see Science Your Way to a Texturally Complex Cocktail.



  • 17 ounces lightly peated Scotch
  • 2 3/4 ounces rich simple syrup (2:1, sugar:water)
  • 1/4 ounce honey
  • 2 ounces water
  • 18 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 12 dashes Peychaud's bitters

  1. Line an empty 750ml or similar sized bottle with beeswax (see "wax-infusions at home").
  2. Combine all ingredients in the bottle and allow them to sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.
  3. Serve the drink straight from the bottle over an ice cube in a rocks glass.