Vejk Sling

from Death & Co

  • 2 ounces Compass Box Asyla Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce Chamomile-Infused Bianco Vermouth
  • .5 ounce Lemon Juice
  • .75 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 dash House Orange Bitters
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon Peel (Garnish)

Shake all the ingredients (except the club soda) with ice, then strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top with club soda. Garnish with the lemon twist and serve with a straw.

PHIL WARD, 2008 The sling is a one of the oldest cocktail templates, combining some kind of booze with lemon, sugar, and water, which could be drunk hot or cold. I named this loose interpretation after the Czech inspiration for the novel Catch-22.—PW