Winters in Wautoma

Liz Pearce, The Drifter | Chicago

Liz Pearce has a cabin in Wautoma, Wisconsi, where she enjoys drinks like this one. “This is the kind of thing I want to drink sitting in front of a fire up there, after snowshoeing,” she says. The rich, bitter, slightly spiced cocktail sees a base of Scotch mixed with amaro and vermouth, garnished with wintry cinnamon and a Manhattan-inspired cherry.

“From about December 10th to February 10th, I want to drink something like a Manhattan. The rest of the year, it’s Margaritas.”


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Scotch, preferably Dewar's 12-Year
  • 1/2 ounce cardamaro
  • 1/2 ounce Noilly Prat Ambre
  • 5 dashes Angostura

Garnish: cinnamon stick and brandied cherry

  1. Stir all ingredients and serve over rocks.
  2. Garnish with a brandied cherry and a long cinnamon stick for stirring.

Tagged: scotch