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Scotch • Sweet
Far From The Tree

Most people aren’t born with a taste for scotch, but there are plenty of gateway bottlings to kickstart your appreciation for the smoky spirit. Scotch cocktails provide another way in, tempering the whisky’s robust nature with other, more familiar flavors. “For me, this cocktail is a proper scotch 101, which just might make a non-scotch drinker a convert—or at least think twice about the way he or she orders,” says Heather Perkins, bar manager at DiAnoia’s Eatery. "It’s a balanced mix of fresh apple and lemon juices along with briny, oaky scotch.” Rabarbaro Zucca amaro, infused with rhubarb, cardamom and bitter orange peel, gives the drink a round finish.

The Essentials

Rabarbaro Zucca
apple cider
Mesh Strainer
The Details
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1.5 oz scotch
.5 oz Rabarbaro Zucca
1 oz apple cider
.25 oz Lemon Juice
Dehydrated apple


  • Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake and double strain into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a dehydrated apple slice.