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The Mountainside Cocktail Recipe

This'll take you back to the days you spent sipping Japanese whiskey by the river in Kyoto.
Mountainside Cocktail Recipe
Foto: John deBary

Servings: 1

Ingredients
¼ ounce fennel syrup (see recipe)
2 ounces 12-year Japanese whiskey, such as Yamazaki Single Malt 12 Year
3 dashes orange bitters

Directions

  1. To make the fennel simple syrup, in a saucepan, combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring. Sugar should be completely dissolved. Remove from heat, stir briefly, and let cool. Add ½ an ounce ground fennel seeds and leave overnight in the refrigerator. Strain with a coffee filter and keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.
  2. Combine fennel syrup with whiskey and bitters in a mixing glass or pint glass. Add ice, and stir for ten seconds.
  3. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass with fresh ice (one large cube if available). Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

From Japanese Whiskey Is All About Starting Over

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