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1.5 oz Scotch
0.5 oz Benedictine
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Creme de Cassis
2 drops Absinthe
2 dashes Whiskey Barrel Bitters
2 drops Rosewater

Shake ingredients well with ice. Pour into a rocks glass over crushed ice, splash with seltzer water, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

NOTES: Finally got a scotch cocktail to work. I really like this one. Jen noted that it tastes like iced tea for some reason, and it actually does. Nicely floral, a little sweet, and absolutely no whiskey burn, though some of the nice peat flavor remains. Possibly the most successful drink we came up with.

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2 oz Blended Scotch
0.5 oz Absinthe
0.5 oz St Germain
0.5 oz Luxardo
0.5 oz lime juice

Shake, serve up with a lemon twist.

NOTES: Not great. Interesting flavor, but too syrupy. Like the base, but need better additions than used here.

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1.5 oz Scotch
0.5 oz St Germain
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liquor
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.25 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes plum bitters
Absinthe wash

Wash a rocks glass with a few drops of absinthe. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and stir. Pour into absinthe-washed glass. Serve garnished with cherries.

NOTES: First, don’t mind the shit picture. I forgot to take one until I’d already started drinking it. Otherwise, not bad, but not great. Potential is there, and scotch is well balanced, but too sweet and syrupy. Maybe eliminate vermouth completely and reduce Luxardo to 0.25oz. Absinthe was also interesting, but unnecessary. Would also increase scotch to full 2oz next time. Consensus was strip it down a bit, and flavor will improve.

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