1815 Sutherland Highlanders

Who says scotch doesn't mix well?
2 oz Scotch
12 oz Fernet Branca
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
1 cube Sugar cube
1 rinse Absinthe
Instructions
Stir Fernet Branca with scotch over ice, strain into sugar muddled with bitters,then into an Old-Fashioned glass rinsed with absinthe.
Notes
Recommend a not-too-peaty Highland blend and bitters to taste.
History
Commemorating the Scots at the Battle of New Orleans and the Sazerac.
From other users
  • Switched with mezcal second time around. Worked very well... Leathery. — ☆☆☆☆
  • really tasty, there is a lot going on. minty, liquoricy, slightly smokey. would be interested to see what maraschino added instead of sugar. — ☆☆☆☆
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