Nova Libra

Recipe By:
Katrina Roberts
Craft Cocktails by Select Nova Scotia


1.5 oz. Glen Breton Rare 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
1 oz. roasted Nova Scotia plum syrup*
0.5 oz. Tangled Garden Elderflower Cordial
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 dashes black walnut bitters
Garnish: candied lemon peel
Plum Syrup
6 red Nova Scotia plums
1 tbsp. local maple syrup
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
2 slices fresh ginger


In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients over ice.
Shake vigorously.
Strain into an old fashioned glass over fresh ice. 
Garnish with candied lemon peel.


*Plum Syrup
Preheat oven to 177°C (350°F).
Halve and pit red Nova Scotia plums. Lay plums on baking sheet and drizzle maple syrup overtop.
Bake for 30 minutes.
When finished baking, add plums and juices to a pot with cane suagr, water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and ginger.
Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Fine strain syrup with a mesh strainer to remove solids.
Store syrup in refrigerator.  



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