I Love Humanity (Inspired bye.e. cummings)
1 ounce brewed chilled barley tea (see note)
¾ ounce apple brandy (such as Copper & Kings or Laird's)
¾ ounce bourbon
¼ ounce allspice dram (see note)
¼ ounce maraschino liqueur
¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
Whole nutmeg, for garnish
Fill a mixing glass with ice, then add the barley tea, apple brandy, bourbon, allspice dram, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice; stir until well chilled. Strain and pour into a chilled rocks glass.
Use a Microplane zester to grate a little fresh nutmeg over the top.
Note: Barley tea is caffeine-free. It is available in Asian markets and at some specialty tea shops. Allspice dram is an allspice-flavored liqueur, available in D.C. at Ace Beverage, MacArthur Beverages and Batch 13. Maraschino liqueur is not the juice from maraschino cherries.
Nutrition | Per serving: 190 calories, 0 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 0 g dietary fiber, 9 g sugar
Adapted from Chantal Tseng, bartender at the Reading Room