The Pandorica Opens [Cocktail Recipe]

“There’s nothing like sitting around a backyard and savoring the final moments of summer as we transition to the cooler evenings of fall,” says Jacyara de Oliveira, bar manager at Beatnik in Chicago. She created The Pandorica Opens to celebrate the joys of cooler weather. “The combination of smoke and apples in the base spirits here reminds me of campfires and apple picking.” Add the warming spices from Yellow Chartreuse and walnut liqueur, plus some nutty sherry to dry it all out, and this cocktail tastes like fall in a glass.


  • 1 oz. Great King Street Glasgow Blend or other peated blended scotch whisky
  • 1 oz. Laird’s Apple Brandy
  • ¼ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • ¼ oz. White Crème de Cacao
  • ¼ oz. Nux Alpina dry walnut liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Lustau Fino Sherry
  • Garnish: lemon peel, nutmeg


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until well chilled. Pour over large cube in rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel and grated nutmeg

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