© Antonis Achilleos
Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
45 MIN
Serves : 1 drink

At The Woodsman Tavern in Portland, Oregon, mixologist Evan Zimmerman infuses cherry liqueur with the smoked tea Lapsang souchong. The result? An excellent riff on an old-fashioned.

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a glass, steep the tea bag in the Heering for 30 minutes. Press excess liquid from the tea bag and discard.

Step 2    

Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the bourbon, bitters and 1/2 ounce of the infused Heering; stir well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Dust the skewered cherries with salt. Garnish with the cherries and lemon twist.

Make Ahead

The leftover infused Heering can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month.

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