The Medicine Man
This cocktail is featured on the menu at the Wine Kitchen in Leesburg, Virginia. It is a rather simple old-fashioned recipe featuring a rare ingredient: a simple syrup infused with Palo Santo oil (Bursera graveolens). Palo Santo comes from a wood native to the Yucatan region of Mexico, and is lauded for its ability to remove the "mala energía" (bad energy). Deliciousness and setting your energy right? Yes, please.
2 oz Roundstone Rye
½ Palo Santo simple syrup
4 dashes of house bitters
Mix and serve with a big rock in a rocks glass. Orange peel garnish.
Courtesy the Wine Kitchen, Leesburg, Virginia.