Ceo Maidin Cocktail

Gaelic for “mountain mist,” this cocktail fuses a bright-eyed combo of rosemary-infused tea, honey and citrus with the double-distilled Michael Collins whiskey.

1 1/2 oz. Michael Collins blended Irish whiskey
1 oz. Rosemary-Irish Breakfast tea (see below)
1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: fresh rosemary sprig

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish.

For the Rosemary-Irish Breakfast tea, steep 5 bruised rosemary sprigs in 1 pint of strongly brewed black tea, such as Assam or Irish Breakfast. Chill and fine strain.

Stephen Siebert, Village Whiskey, Philadelphia