If we had trees in Las Vegas, and those trees had leaves, and those leaves turned gold and orange and red, and those golds and oranges and reds carpeted your lawn in a soft/crunchy matrix of invitation to leisurely autumnal frolic, and you waded in among them, enjoying the whisper, crunch and rattle of the leaves, their scent of earthen secrets unlocked ... yeah, that might approximate the flavor of The Daily at StripSteak. This fall cocktail, brought back by popular demand, is made with Old Forester Kentucky bourbon that’s drip-drip-dripped through a Rube Goldbergian contraption with a chamber that looks like it’s stuffed with your grandma’s potpourri mix. In this case, though, it’s lemon, oranges, cinnamon and star anise. Then it’s kissed with brown sugar and a Bing cherry, and probably blessed by a ruddy-faced woodland dwarf. Think of it as an Old Fashioned in a festive sweater — something to banish the chill, but with a decided sense of good cheer.
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