With a deep warmth from applejack, this variation on an Old-Fashioned lets floral honey and fresh apple flavors shine without getting overpowered. For a hot drink, combine ingredients in a heatproof glass with 2 ounces boiling water.
Place Laird's Straight Applejack, Honey Syrup, and bitters in a cocktail mixing glass filled with ice, and stir until very well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with lemon peel twist, and serve.
Honey Syrup (makes 1/2 cup ounces): Combine 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup near-boiling water in a small heatproof bowl. Stir until dissolved. Let cool to room temperature before using.