The Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas. Photo courtesy of the Fairmont Empress Hotel

This boo-zy concoction is only available at the Fairmont Empress’ Q Bar from October 29 to 31, but with this recipe, you can enjoy its spooktacular flavours all through fall.

• 1.5 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey

• 0.75 oz ghost pepper reduction (or other hot sauce)

• 1 oz lemon juice

• 0.5 oz Amaro Averna

• Garnish: 1 toasted marshmallow, powdered blood orange (available online or at gourmet markets)

Combine whiskey, ghost pepper reduction, lemon juice and ice in a shaker. Shake well and double strain into a shallow fizz glass. Float Averna on top of drink. Top with a skewered, toasted marshmallow, then sprinkle blood orange powder over the marshmallow. Serves 1.

—Recipe courtesy of Q Bar at The Fairmont Empress Hotel

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