Witch Doctor Cocktails

Witch Doctor Cocktails

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INGREDIENTS

For the Witch Doctor:

  • 2 oz blended scotch (or rye if you aren't a scotch fan)
  • .75 oz fresh squeezed/strained lemon juice
  • .75 oz burnt honey syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 slices fresh turmeric

For the Burnt Honey Syrup:

  • 200 grams honey
  • 125 grams + 1 tbsp water

[Note: it's best to use a kitchen scale for this recipe, because honey's density varies widely]

DIRECTIONS

For the Witch Doctor:

  1. (1) In a cocktail shaker, add the turmeric and scotch. Muddle the turmeric until completely pulverized, then add remaining ingredients and ice. 
  2. (2) Shake hard for 15 seconds and pour into a chilled rocks glass over one large ice cube. Optional: garnish with charred lemon slice. 

For the Burnt Honey Syrup:

  1. (1) Add 1 tbsp of the water and all of the honey to a heavy saucepan or skillet. Pre-weigh the 125 grams of water and set aside. 
  2. (2) Heat the honey over medium high heat. When the honey is bubbling and changes from its original color to a darker amber shade and smells like lightly burned caramel, remove from heat and add the 125 grams water immediately. The mixture will boil violently, so pour the water with care. Stir until all of the honey is fully dissolved. 
  3. (3) Strain through a fine mesh sieve and store in the fridge.