* Stoneacre Pantry Orange Bitters
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cardamom pods
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon fennel seed
Finely grated zest of 4–5 oranges (no white pith)
Cover with Boyd & Blair vodka (120-proof vodka), or substitute with grain alcohol. Store for 2 weeks in a cool dark place, then fine-strain into a clean glass jar. Best if used within a year.
Muddle vanilla bean, orange peel, bitters and simple syrup in a rocks glass. Fill the glass to the brim with ice, add whiskey and stir for 20 seconds. Yields 1 cocktail.