3⁄4 oz Scotch (I used Compass Box's Great King Street)
3⁄4 oz Apple brandy (I used Laird's Bonded)
3⁄4 oz Drambuie
3⁄4 oz Cynar
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1⁄4 oz Honey syrup (1:1)
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish for oils only)
Shake with ice and strain into a single Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon oil from a twist.
The Michigander (the inspiration) is apple brandy, Cynar, honey syrup, and lemon.
I was inspired by Jason Schiffer's Michigander, and I decided to expand on the drink in honor of our Drambuie rep. For a name, I paid tribute to the bar that Jason works at -- 320 Main in Seal Beach, California -- as well as the rap song 4 in the Morning. It was actually close to 3:20 pm when our Drambuie rep stopped in for a drink a few days later during one of my day shifts.
Frederic Yarm, Russell House Tavern, Cambridge, MA
author's original creation
Scotch, Apple brandy, Drambuie, Cynar, Lemon juice, Honey syrup, Lemon peel