Bittered Sling

2 oz Armagnac
┬╝ oz Small Hand Foods Gum Syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a rocks glass and stir to dissolve syrup. Add a large chunk of ice and stir to chill. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

adapted from Charles H. Baker, Jr., The Gentleman’s Companion, 1939