The Hudson Highland Cup
Originally from The Tippling Brothers
2 oz Highland Park 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (I used Old Crow like a good Gugisberg granddaughter)
1 teaspoon apple butter (my favorite recipe here)
1 oz fresh lemon juice
0.75 oz maple syrup
1 dash Pastis (anise? Really? I didn't have any and wouldn't have used it anyway)
Hard cider (Newton's Apple from Trader Joe's)
Add all ingredients except the hard cider to a shaker and fill with ice. I use a scale for this, jiggers are nice, scales are better. Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with hard cider and garnish with an apple slice if desired.
Drank while watching Labyrinth (a friend's first time seeing it!). What a movie---and you can't forget David Bowie's epic proportions, ha.