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Izak

Fresh orange and lemon enlivens this Whiskey Sour variation, with spiced notes of cinnamon and dried harissa in a house-made syrup, resulting in a nuanced but bracing sipper.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “11 Whiskey Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Evan Williams White Label bourbon
  • 1/4 oz Cynar 70 amaro
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Harissa syrup*
  • 3/4 oz Fresh orange juice
  • Garnish: Crushed aleppo pepper rim

Steps

  1. Rim 1/3 of a coupe glass with crushed aleppo pepper.

  2. Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into the prepared coupe.

  4. *Harissa syrup: Toast 20 cinnamon sticks in an oven on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until aromatic. Add 1 qt sugar, 1 qt water and 4 tbsp La Boîte Izak N.37 harissa-inspired spice blend. Heat until all sugar is dissolved, then remove cinnamon sticks. Let the syrup sit overnight, then strain with cheesecloth and chinoise. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.