Barrel-Aged General Waverly

Barrel-aged General Waverly. Matthew Benevoli photo


15 oz Reifel Rye

6.75 oz Punt E Mes

2.5 oz Galliano liqueur

2.5 oz Krupnik Spiced Honey Liqueur (or any honey liqueur)

10 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: Honey, freshly ground black peppercorn


Pour all the ingredients into an aging vessel that will hold at least 1L of liquid. If the vessel is larger than that, you can multiply the amounts as needed.

Seal and age for at least five days and up to six weeks, tasting frequently. When it reaches your desired flavour, strain and transfer the cocktail to a sealable container (such as a glass bottle or jar) and store in the fridge. Serves 10.

To serve: Roll half of the outside rim of a cocktail class in honey, then dip into freshly ground black pepper. Place the glass in the freezer until you are ready to serve the cocktail. Pour 2 to 3 oz of the aged General Waverly into a mixing glass with ice, add an additional dash of orange bitters, stir well, and then strain into prepared cocktail glass. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, stir well and strain into prepared cocktail glass.

—by Matthew Benevoli

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