Almost There ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯1/2

1 1/2 oz Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch
3/4 oz apricot liqueur
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 ounce rich (2: 1) simple syrup
4 lines of Angostura bitter
5 mint leaves

Mix the mint leaves carefully in a glass. Add the scotch, apricot liqueur, lime juice and plain syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice and wrap it tightly. Stir gently with carbonated water using a bar spoon at the top. Garnish with the bitter and a sprig of mint.

"A colleague asked me repeatedly: & # 39; Is the recipe for this cocktail ready? & # 39; My answer was always:" It's almost there. "When I finally found out the drink, the name just seemed appropriate . "

Dev Johnson, Employees Only, New York

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