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Highland Fling

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

When Sean Muldoon tried his first cup of Lapsang souchong tea about a year ago, he noticed subtle chocolate notes in addition to the characteristic smokiness. He immediately thought of pairing the tea with a peaty Scotch whisky.

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  1. Ice
  2. 1 1/3 ounces single-malt Scotch, preferably Highland Park
  3. 1/3 ounce dark crème de cacao
  4. 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/3 ounce homemade Lapsang Souchong Syrup
  6. 1 teaspoon cane syrup or Rich Simple Syrup
  7. 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Old Fashion bitters or Angostura bitters
  8. 2 ounces chilled ginger ale
  9. 1 lemon wedge, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the ginger ale and the garnish and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and stir in the ginger ale. Garnish with the lemon wedge and serve with a long straw.