1 1⁄2 oz Tequila
1⁄2 oz Islay Scotch (Laphroaig is what I used but smoke is key.)
1⁄2 oz Suze
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄4 oz Honey syrup (1:1)
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Build in a double old fashioned glass, add a large ice cube, stir to mix and chill, and garnish with a lemon twist (lemon oil only at work, twist at home).


A guest at Drink requested a tequila and Scotch cocktail. I was a little thrown by that since folks that want agave and smoke usually just opt for mezcal, but I set off to craft something on the fly in an Old Fashioned direction. I was still thinking of the Vaquero's Suze-Benedictine combination, and I supplemented some of the sweetness with honey syrup. For a name, I later dubbed this the Devil's Highway after the Luis Alberto Urrea book.

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Picture of Devil's Highway
FRY 2022. Photo taken at home despite the drink created at work.
Posted by yarm on 6/08/2022
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Frederic Yarm, Drink, Boston, MA
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