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This is a full-bodied, high-octane, moonshine-based drink. Find a long-bearded, overall-clad hillbilly to enjoy it with.

    • 1 ½ ounces White Whiskey (Wasmund's rye spirit works great)
    • ½ ounce Dolin Blanc
    • ½ ounce apricot brandy
    • dash of orange bitters
    • Laphroiag 10-Year-Old Scotch Whiskey

Combine spirits with ice and stir until properly diluted (about one and a quarter ounces). Strain into chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with moonshine-soaked cherry.

To read about the moonshine tasting that inspired this recipe, and to watch a video of it, click here.

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Derek Brown is a writer, illustrator, bartender, and co-owner of acclaimed bars The Passenger and Columbia Room in Washington, D.C. He sits on the board of directors for the Museum of the American Cocktail. More

Derek Brown is a writer, illustrator, bartender, and co-owner of acclaimed bars The Passenger and Columbia Room in Washington, D.C. He travels throughout the country and around the world in search of great drinks, and the stories behind them. Derek's methodical approach to cocktails was profiled in the Wall Street Journal's "A Master of Mixological Science" and his martini lauded as the best in America by GQ. He's been in numerous media outlets featuring his approach to better drinking, including CNN, The Rachel Maddow Show and FOX. Derek is a founding member of the D.C. Craft Bartender's Guild and on the board of directors for the Museum of the American Cocktail.
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