Friday, July 3, 2015

scotch lady

1 1/2 oz Famous Grouse Blended Scotch (Buchanan's 12 Year)
1/2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup (1/2 oz)
1/4 oz Grenadine (1/2 oz)
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a cherry.
Two Saturdays ago, to break up the run of Tiki drinks as of late, I reached for the Death & Co. Cocktail Book. There, I spotted one of Phil Ward's "Mr. Potato Head" swap-outs, the Scotch Lady. He created that drink in 2008 as a modification of the Pink Lady with Scotch in place of the classic's gin. Once prepared, the Scotch Lady offered a hint of smoke aroma and a vague fruitiness from either the apple brandy or pomegranate syrup through the egg white froth. On the tongue, the Scotch Lady shared a creamy, lemon, and pomegranate sip; next, the swallow offered the Scotch and apple notes with a smoky and lemony finish.

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