Peated Lemons Cocktail

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 drinks
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Rosemary Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large sprigs rosemary
  • Cocktail:
  • 4 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces Scotch whisky (preferably a peaty brand)
  • 3 to 6 dashes bitters
  • 2 lemon wedges, for garnish
Directions

For the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the rosemary and remove the pan from the heat. Let steep for 30 minutes before straining.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the lemon juice, Scotch, bitters and 1 ounce of the simple syrup. Shake for 10 seconds; then strain into two rocks glasses over ice. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.


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