For this Scotch cocktail, New York City mixologist Nick Bennett shakes in Calvados and cinnamon syrup to capture the flavors of a baked-apple dessert. Slideshow: Whiskey Cocktails 

October 2015

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5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1
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  • In a mixing glass, combine the Scotch, Calvados, Cinnamon Syrup and bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir briefly. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over the large ice cube and garnish with the apple slice.

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Notes

Cinnamon Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 4 ounces water and three 2-inch cinnamon sticks broken into large pieces. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Discard the cinnamon. Transfer the syrup to a jar and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Makes about 8 ounces.

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