Velvet Old Fashioned

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Serve in

Old-fashioned glass...
fl oz Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
¼ fl oz Pedro Ximénez sherry
¼ fl oz Demerara sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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How to make:

STIR half of the Scotch with three ice cubes (dry to the touch frozen ice, not wet ice) in a glass. Add sherry, sugar syrup and Angostura and two more ice cubes. STIR some more and add another two ice cubes and the rest of the Scotch. STIR some more, and if you have room, add more ice.

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

Comment:

The use of a good Pedro Ximénez sherry and achieving the correct level of dilution by repeated stirring is key to the success of this drink. With perfect dilution the sherry and whisky combine brilliantly.

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