Tuesday, December 15, 2020

royal scot

6/10 Vat 69 Whisky (1 3/4 oz Famous Grouse)
2/10 Drambuie (1/2 oz)
1/10 Grenadine (1/4 oz)
1/10 Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass; I added a lemon twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I returned to the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book and spotted the Royal Scot by UK Bartender's Guild member F. Bowling. I found this Whisky Sour with Drambuie and grenadine to be curious enough to try especially after remembering how well Scotch paired with grenadine in Eastern Standard's Coup d'État and Hugo Ensslin's Little Rebel. Once assembled, the Royal Scot welcomed the senses with a lemon, whisky, honey, and berry bouquet. Next, a lemon and berry sip led into Scotch, honey, and herbal flavors on the swallow. Indeed, the grenadine added a fruity complexity to the mix that was absent in the Lake George.

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