Winter Waltz Cocktail

Named as an homage to a Frank Sinatra holiday tune, this mix of rye, apple brandy, Averna and allspice dram will dance across your palate.

1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. apple brandy (Hannah suggests Calvados or Laird’s Bonded applejack)
1/2 oz. Averna
1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: star anise pod (optional)

Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

Chris Hannah, Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, New Orleans