How to Make Third Rail's Scotch & Apple Cider Cocktail

Third Rail's Jeff Lyon shares his favorite Fall cocktail, the Loch Ness, with smoky Scotch (hence the name), unfiltered apple cider, lemon juice for brightness, and freshly grated cinnamon for warmth.

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How to Make Third Rail's Scotch & Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe
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Gather your supplies

Gather your supplies

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Add .5 oz. lemon juice to your shaker

Add .5 oz. lemon juice to your shaker

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3
Add 1 oz. unfiltered apple cider

Add 1 oz. unfiltered apple cider

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Add 3 dashes of cinnamon bitters

Add 3 dashes of cinnamon bitters

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Lastly, add your ice to your shaker.

Lastly, add your ice to your shaker.

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Shake until the shaker turns nice and frosty.

Shake until the shaker turns nice and frosty.

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Double strain through a fine meshed sieve and pour into a chilled Old Fashioned glass with a large ice cube

Double strain through a fine meshed sieve and pour into a chilled Old Fashioned glass with a large ice cube

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To give the nose a hint of smoke, spray a really smoky Scotch on top, like Laphroaig 10 year single malt.

To give the nose a hint of smoke, spray a really smoky Scotch on top, like Laphroaig 10 year single malt.

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Freshly grate cinnamon stick on top

Freshly grate cinnamon stick on top

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The drink hits with light smoke on the nose, with the drink giving way to sweet apple balanced perfectly with lemon and warming scotch.

The drink hits with light smoke on the nose, with the drink giving way to sweet apple balanced perfectly with lemon and warming scotch.

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Serve. Drink. Enjoy!

Serve. Drink. Enjoy!

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