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Fireside Chat Cocktail


The Cocktail

1½ ounces Smooth Ambler Bourbon

½ ounce amaro (Ramazotti Amaro or Meletti Amaro)

¼ ounce John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum

1½ ounces apple cider

½ ounce Cinnamon Syrup (recipe follows)

¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

Orange zest for garnish

Cinnamon Syrup

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

4 cinnamon sticks, broken into large pieces


The Cocktail 
  1. Place ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Seal and shake vigorously for 12-15 seconds and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with orange zest.
Cinnamon Syrup
  1. Bring all ingredients to boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Discard cinnamon sticks, strain into a clean glass jar and cover. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.