Kansai Kick

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  • 1.5 oz. Yamazaki 12-Year-Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky
  • .75 oz. Blandy's Sercial Madeira
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • .4 oz. Kassatly Chtaura Orgeat

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. No garnish.

Using the Cameron's Kick cocktail as a template, John deBary substituted malt whiskey aged on Japan's Kansai plain in place of its Celtic brethren, used lime in place of lemon juice, and added a little Madeira for complexity. —John deBary, Spring 2010