Once again our friend Christopher James, Director of Spirits and Mixology at the Ryland Inn in New Jersey, has lent us his creative genius behind the bar. This cocktail includes a new kid on the block in the single malt whiskey category: French-made Brenne. It is a phenomenal cocktail for the Indian summer/fall transition that we are now in. It blends the waning taste of summer with the autumnal palate of a single malt whiskey.
People of the Sun
2 oz Brenne French Single Malt Whiskey
.25 oz Pineapple Gomme Syrup
4 Dashes Lilikoi Bitters by Hawaii Bitters Co.
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice for 40 repetitions and strain over a large cube in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a swath of pomelo peel.