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The Wildest Redhead From Meaghan Dorman

A warming scotch cocktail for winter.

A balance of sweetness and spice makes this an ideal winter cocktail, and it continues to be one of Meaghan Dorman’s most popular drinks since she first put it on the menu at New York bar Lantern’s Keep years ago. “The lemon and honey are a comforting touch, while the allspice amps up the scotch backbone and its baking spice notes,” says Dorman. “The touch of rich cherry ties it all together.”


  • 1 1⁄2 oz. blended Scotch whisky
  • 3⁄4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 oz. honey syrup (3:1 honey to warm water)
  • 1⁄4 oz. allspice dram
  • 1⁄4 oz. Cherry Heering
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:rocks


Shake the first 4 ingredients with ice, then strain into a rocks glass over a single large ice cube. Slowly drizzle the Cherry Heering over the cube so that it fades into the bottom of the drink.

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