Megan Abbott is back with a fascinating study of a teen friendship that breaks under the strain of revealed secrets, then delves back into that wickedly twisted relationship later when the ex-friends are pitted against each other. Usually I’m looking for the elements of my cocktails between the covers of a book - for the first time, I took my inspiration from the cover. I’m combing floral scents with rich smokiness, leading to a slow burn that’s actually very smooth.
2 oz. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Scotch
1 oz. rose liqueur
1 oz. simple syrup
.75 oz. lemon juice
Rose petals for garnish Combine all and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and pour over ice. Garnish with rose petals - lit or unlit.