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Prey of Thieves

Peaty Scotch, chicory coffee tincture and tawny port make for one sultry sipper.

1 1/2 oz. Scotch whisky
3/4 oz. tawny Port
1/4 oz. Bénédictine
3 dashes chicory coffee tincture
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon
Glass: cordial or coupe
Garnish: orange twist

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Chicory Coffee Tincture: In a 1-liter jar combine 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee beans, 1 cup of dry roasted chicory and 2 cups of high-proof bourbon or rye whiskey. Let sit for one week, shaking daily. Fine-strain through coffee filters into a clean glass jar and keep in a cool, dark cupboard for up to 1 year.

Tim Zohn, AQ, San Francisco


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