This snowy day in New York City calls for a warm, wintery cocktail, so we took the opportunity to mix up our pal, Kathryn Weatherup's, recipe for a Dodge 'Em cocktail, made with Scotch and rosemary-infused date syrup.
Have you visited her eponymous cocktail bars, Weather Up, in Austin, Brooklyn, or Manhattan? They're just the coziest, prettiest spaces, and the cocktails are impeccable.
Click through for pics, and the recipe is below! They are fantastic. And I think Willy's going to be pretty pumped to come home to one tonight!
Here's the recipe. We halved the Date Syrup, and it's still plenty for a party.
4 oz Apple Cider (flat)
1 -1/2 oz Scotch or 2 if you want to knock people over
3/4 oz Date Syrup
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary & cracked pepper. Serve hot!
3/4 cup dates
1/2 T peppercorns
1 sprig rosemary
1/2 quart brown sugar
1/2 quart water
Boil, simmer, blend and strain through fine mesh sieve. And sieve again.
Salt to taste
Full disclosure: we blended thoroughly but didn't strain. Couldn't find a sieve and were too lazy for cheesecloth, and the prospect of a midday drink was too exciting. Glasses are from our Ours Decanter Set in the Hers/Hers variety.