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A Sinister Sipper – Devil’s Skin

Discover this devilish drink if you dare, Devil’s Skin, YEW’s new Halloween cocktail. Cherry infused bourbon and citrus flavours are gruesomely garnished with freshly scraped grapefruit flesh. Available at YEW bar until October 31 for $15. Bartender Todd Zimmerman shares his recipe below for anyone wishing to conjure up this potion at home.

1 ½ oz cherry-infused Wild Turkey
½ oz Amaro Montenegro
¼ oz Apricot Liqueur
½ oz lemon juice
¾ oz grapefruit juice
½ oz honey
One egg white

Add all ingredients to a shaker. Dry shake, add ice, and wet shake hard. Double strain into a coupe glass.
Create a spooky design atop your cocktail with “blood” (sweet wine reduction).

To make the wine reduction, reduce red wine by half, add a small amount of sugar as well as hibiscus flowers, and let cool.

Garnish with grapefruit peel that has been soaked in wine reduction for 24 hours.