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Cousin Scotty Fails His Driving Test

Where: Chez Sardine
Neighborhood: West Village
Address183 West 10th St.
Websitechezsardine.com
Bartender Says: "Many people often ask 'Who's Cousin Scotty?' and 'What's his driving test all about?' The short answer: we love naming cocktails. Names of cocktails should have their own unique story behind them, as much as the ingredients themselves. We took the standard backbones of such classic cocktails as the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned, and updated our version with housemade sake-agave syrup, as an alternative to the standard granulated sugar or demerara sugar. It's the ideal cocktail for dealing with defeat or celebrating a long-awaited and much-deserved victory." —Brian Bartels, GM/Partner at Fedora and Director of Little Wisco Bar & Spirits

Recipe:

2 oz. Johnny Drum Bourbon
.5 oz. Carpano Antica
1/4 oz. homemade sake agave syrup (1:.5 agave)
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass. Stir for 5 seconds. Add ice and stir for 10-15 seconds. Add 2 drops Angostura Bitters, and garnish with an orange peel.

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