Golden Dog

This combo of scotch, Lillet, fruit brandy and Bénédictine has more than a little potential to become a faithful old friend.

1 1/2 oz. scotch
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. apricot brandy
1/2 oz. Bénédictine
1 dash Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe.

Matt Piancetti, The Beagle, New York City