How to make the straw dog

A blend of scotch, vermouth, lemon juice and syrup, the straw dog is a fine balance of fruit and whiskey, with a hint of lemon for a tart, rich drink.

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How about a straw dog for the chills?

Check out this recipe courtesy Food 52.

What you need:

  • 1 fresh strawberry or slice of ripe peach
  • 1 1/2 ounces blended Scotch - a non-peaty variety (or bourbon, especially if you're using a peach slice)
  • 1 ounce Dolin Blanc vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

Directions:

- Muddle the strawberry (or peach) in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake until well chilled. Double strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

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