Ring A Ding Ding - Nocino Cocktail
Yield: 1-2 drinks, depending on glassware
Prepare your simple syrup. Combine equal parts Smoked Maple Turbinado Sugar and hot water. You can measure out the water using the empty shaker from the smoked sugar. Stir to dissolve. Reserve in the fridge to cool. Simple syrup will last up to two weeks in the fridge.
To make the cocktail, wash your Riedel Nick & Nora glasses with the smoked turbinado syrup. Do this by adding a small amount of syrup into each glass and swirl it around to coat. Dump out any extra syrup.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine maraschino liqueur, nocino, whiskey, and cold brew and stir to combine. Strain mixture into prepared glasses. Garnish with a lemon peel. Serving over ice is optional.
As an option, you can use an oaked bourbon if you prefer the flavor. Also, if nocino is difficult to source, try substituting amaro or another nutty-flavored liqueur.
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