Four in Hand
Our favorite Death & Co. cocktails are fussy, complicated, too-many-ingredient affairs that always turn out magically balanced and entirely gorgeous – and Scott Teague’s Four in Hand is no exception.
Featuring bourbon (overproof if possible – Teague uses Old Grand-Dad 114), apple brandy, dark rum (Teague uses Smith & Cross), and green Chartreuse as the spirit base, tempered with a scant bit of sweetness in the form of cinnamon and vanilla syrups, the Four in Hand is at once mysterious, complex, comforting, and exciting.
Stir all ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Strain into an ice-filled short glass. Express an orange twist over the drink and drop in as a garnish.
- Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald