Saturday, October 12, 2019


1/2 Scotch (1 3/4 oz Cutty Sark Prohibition)
1/3 Sherry (1 oz Lustau East India Solera)
2 dash Italian Vermouth (1/2 oz Martini Grand Lusso)
1 dash Picon (1/4 oz Torani Amer)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass; I added an orange twist.
Two Saturdays ago, I was in the mood for a post-work nightcap and sought out the answer in the Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 book. In the whisky section, I spotted the Guardian which had a Scotch Liberal feel; moreover, with the sherry in there, it was similar to other drinks from the Pioneers book such as the rye-based Libby. In addition, the name was evocative of other Scotch with two fortified wine cocktails such as the Chancellor and Administrator. Once prepared, the Guardian escorted orange and peat smoke notes to the nose. Next, a grape-driven sip gave way to Scotch, slightly raisiny sherry, and bitter orange flavors.

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