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.
- ¾ part Bourbon
- ¾ part Apple brandy
- ¼ part Dark rum or Demerara rum
- ¼ part Green herbal liqueur
- 1 tsp Cinnamon syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla syrup
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.
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