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Citrus and Smoke

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 20 mins
Yield

Serves 12 to 14 (makes 6 1/2 cups) (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Two kinds of Scotch and four kinds of citrus add up to a sophisticated cocktail, but the prep couldn't be easier. Mix a big batch and let guests pour their own.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups blended Scotch whisky, such as Bank Note
  • 1/2 cup peaty single-malt Scotch whisky, such as Laphroaig 10 Year Old
  • 1 1/4 cups orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 cups strained, freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 cup strained, freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange bitters, such as Regans'
  • 12 to 14 orange twists*, each 4 to 5 in. long and tied into a knot

Nutrition Information

  • calories 193
  • caloriesfromfat 0.3 %
  • protein 0.3 g
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • sodium 0.9 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients except orange twists. Set out pitcher with a long spoon for stirring the mix, a bowl of ice with tongs, glasses, and a bowl of orange twists.

  2. *Make long, thin strips with a channel knife.

  3. Make ahead: The mix, chilled airtight up to 1 day.