Thursday, April 11, 2019

i'm ron burgundy?

1 1/2 oz Blended Scotch (Cutty Sark Prohibition)
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Giffard Banane du Bresil
2 dash Chocolate Bitters (Bittermens Mole)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I continued on with another interesting recipe that I had spotted that week in my Instagram feed called the I'm Ron Burgundy? The drink was invented by Houston home bartender Connor Stehr (@shake_and_stehr), and the combination reminded me of the Bela Vista with Scotch and Averna instead of rye and Ramazzotti. In the glass, the I'm Ron Burgundy? made headlines with orange, chocolate, caramel, and banana aromas. Next, the caramel from the Averna continued on into the sip, and it was chased by Scotch, chocolate, bitter herbal, and banana flavors on the swallow to yield an elegant nightcap.


Stu said...

Thanks for sharing this (and all the other posts)! I recently got a bottle of the banana and love it. But I'm kind of a newbie to scotch and was wondering if you had any recommendations for bottles to start mixing with. I've enjoyed Monkey Shoulder but haven't gone much smokier. Thanks!

frederic said...

The smokiest blend I found so far (which is more of a background smokiness) is Cutty Sark Prohibition ($24 in one store) -- not the regular C.S. which is mild.

The other option is a mild blend like Famous Grouse with a barspoon or quarter ounce of a smoky Islay single malt like Caol Ila or Laphroaig 10.