The Leprechaun's Gold
The beauty of this one is really in the garnish and herbal notes that sit at the top of what is really a very simple drink. With whiskey and tonic water, the toasted lemon, mint, and rosemary garnish make this drink an instant classic for your St. Patty's day feasts.
The actual is one is super easy to make. Start by adding ice to a low-ball or rocks glass. Next, add the whiskey, followed by the tonic, and stir for a few seconds. The real work for this one comes in the garnish. Start by slicing a lemon circle - try to find a decent sized lemon that covers most of the surface area of the drink. Next, sprinkle a light layer of sugar over the lemon, and use a kitchen torch to crystalize the sugar. Next, take 3 mint leaves, pinching them to release the oils, and set them atop the lemon. Finally, take the rosemary sprig, lightly toast it using a kitchen torch or lighter, and either rest it atop the lemon or set it in the center hole of the lemon.
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