Tuesday, May 24, 2016

[bruce's heart]

2 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Laphroaig Scotch
1/2 oz King's Ginger Liqueur
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Tuesdays ago, I returned home from my work shift and received a recipe that Andrea had gotten from bartender Sahil Mehta at Estragon as his drink of the day earlier that evening. With nutty sherry and orgeat meeting up with Scotch and ginger in the roster, I was definitely intrigued. For a name, I dubbed it "Bruce's Heart" after Robert the Bruce's dying wish in 1329 to have his heart taken into battle against the Moors in Spain.
The drink began with a smoky aroma with almond notes poking through the peat. Next, a creamy lemon and grape sip transitioned into smoky Scotch and nutty grape and orgeat swallow with a ginger-spice finish.

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