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Center Stage

1.5 oz. BERTOUX Brandy
.5 oz. Rhum JM VSOP Agricole
.5 oz. Cardamaro
.25 oz. Dried Apricot Syrup*
2 Dashes Bittered Sling Clingstone Peach Bitters
1 Dash Walnut-infused Angostura Bitters*

Method

Stirred, serve in an Old Fashioned glass, garnish with an orange twist.

*Dried Apricot Syrup
200g dried apricots (chopped)
1000mls Water
750g Sugar

Equipment: Stainless steel pot, induction cook top, whisk, cheesecloth.

Add water and apricots to pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and let simmer until the liquid has reduced by 1/4 (750mls). Remove from heat and let cool at room for 30 mins. Return strained liquid to the pot with the sugar and heat to 70°C, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Bottle, label and store in refrigerator.

Yield: 1 liter

*Walnut Angostura Bitters
Soak 8oz. crushed walnuts in 500mls Angostura bitters overnight and strain through coffee filter.