Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, strain and pour into a cocktail coupe glass. Serve with an orange twist for garnish and herb sprig of choice.
To make this herbal demerara simple syrup dissolve 2 cups cane sugar in 1 cup water over a low heat. Add 4 smashed juniper berries, 1/2 cup whole star anise, 1/2 cup whole vanilla bean, 3 sprigs of thyme, 10 whole mint leaves, and 1/4 cup dried orange peel. Stir frequently on a slight simmer for 8 minutes. Strain syrup and cool in fridge. The batch is good up to two weeks.
Make The Switchback Cocktail at home with StrongwaterAmores Bitters:
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