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Cocktail of the Week: Northern Lights

Makes2 drinks
Created by bar manager Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, this cocktail was mentioned in our First Taste of Craigie On Main in Cambridge, Massachusetts as having a “spectrum of refreshing flavors.” That might account for why it is now the #1 favorite of customers there. It’s a great drink for those who think they don’t like Scotch—the liquor adds a subtle smokiness, but doesn’t overpower. You can substitute your choice of Scotch and use regular simple syrup for the Demerara, but the other brands are pretty much required to get the desired effect.

3 oz Grant and Sons Scotch
1-1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 oz Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie
1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup*
4 dashes Angostura Bitters

Shake over ice, strain into a couple glasses, and garnish with a lemon twist.

*Combine two parts demerara sugar with one part water in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
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