Sometimes a cocktail's vessel is as important as its contents. Moscow Mules are great, but do they really taste as good in a regular glass as they do in a copper mug? Negative. The Honey Bear cocktail at Rapscallion not only comes in an adorable glass, but it's also delicious. Moreover, this cocktail is easy to drink, even though it's made with Monkey Shoulder scotch, Flor de Caña rum and two other spirits. That's right — this cocktail is all liquor except for 3/4 oz. of lemon juice. I love you, boozy bear.
The folks at Rapscallion were kind enough to share the recipe for the Honey Bear, but if you make this cocktail at home, you won't have the adorable glass, curly straw and, most important, the bear swizzle stick.
1 oz. Monkey Shoulder scotch
0.5 oz. Flor de Caña 7 year rum
0.5 oz. Drambuie
0.5 oz. House Falernum
0.75 oz. Fresh lemon juice
5 mint leaves
Add all ingredients to ice-filled shaker. Shake until well chilled. Fine strain into bear glass over hand-cracked ice. Garnish with mint and lemon wheel.
Rapscallion, 2023 Greenville Ave.
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