Devil Inside

A smoky, spicy sipper.
1 rinse Islay Scotch, Laphroaig 10
1 12 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
12 oz Islay Scotch, Laphroaig 10
2 ds Absinthe, Vieux Pontarlier Verte
1 t Rich demerara syrup 2:1
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Rinse a rocks glass with Laphroaig and dump. Stir the remaining ingredients (except the lemon twist) with ice, then strain into a rocks glass. Squeeze the lemon twist over the drink and discard. No garnish.
Original recipe called for 1/2 oz Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 7-Year Scotch. I made it with the Laphroaig 10 (also rinsed with it, per the original recipe) and it was fantastic.
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