1 1⁄2 oz Apple brandy, St. George
1⁄2 oz Bourbon, Old Grand Dad 100
1⁄2 oz Zucca
1 twst Orange peel

Stir, strain into old fashioned glass with a large cube or sphere. Garnish with orange swath.


I vacillate between 1 and 2 dashes of the walnut bitters with this drink depending on my mood.


Named after a song that was a favorite of a good departed friend. RIP Johno.

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Blind Willie Johnson "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground"

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