Clove-Scented Sidecar

Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Randy Mon

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

5 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 lemon, cut into chunks
1 orange
Ice
1/2 cup whiskey
2 whole cloves

Preparation

1. Mix 2 tbsp. sugar and ground cloves on a small plate. Rub one lemon chunk around the rims of two cocktail glasses. Turn rims in the clove sugar.

2. Cut orange into two slices about 1/4 in. thick; cut slices in half. Put lemon chunks, orange slices, and 3 tbsp. sugar in a cocktail shaker. Using a wooden spoon, muddle together the fruit and sugar until fruit is broken up.

3. Add about 1 cup ice and whiskey to cocktail shaker. With lid securely fastened, shake vigorously to blend, then strain into the sugared glasses. Garnish each with a whole clove.

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Amy Machnak,

December 2010