Scotch, Sour Cherry Cordial and Orange Bitters=Nick and Toni’s “Newfangled” Cocktail

A new blend from Scotland inspired drinks here on the homefront.

Here’s recipe two from the five cocktails that made it through the preliminary round of judging for our Great King Street Cocktail Competition; we asked local professional mixologists to submit seasonal recipes using Compass Box Whisky Company’s new blend made for drink-making.

This one is the Newfangled (a riff on the Old Fashioned?) from Richard Scoffier at Nick and Toni’s Cafe. If you don’t know American Spirits’ eaux de vies and fruit liqueurs made upstate, this is a fine introduction, and easy to make at home, unlike some of the other contest entries. We’ll be publishing more of those each day this week, so stay tuned until the winners get crowned next Monday.

The Newfangled
from Richard Scoffier at Nick and Toni’s Cafe

2 oz Compass Box Great King Street Scotch
1 oz American Fruits Sour Cherry Cordial from Warwick Valley Winery, NY
3 shakes Fee Brother’s Orange Bitters from Rochester, NY
Sugar in the Raw
Orange Slice
3 pitted brandied cherries, plus their juice, for garnish

Put all wet ingredients in shaker full of ice and shake vigorously. Use orange slice to wet whiskey rim of glass and then rim with sugar in the raw. Discard orange slice. Pour drink into whiskey glass and top with 3 brandied cherries and small amount of their juice.

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