Sunday, February 13, 2022

mickie walker cocktail

3/4 Scotch (2 oz Famous Grouse)
1/4 Italian Vermouth (1 oz Lacuesta Rojo)
1 dash Grenadine (1/8 oz)
1 dash Lemon Juice (1/8 oz)

Shake with ice (stir) and strain into a cocktail glass; I added a lemon twist.
Two Sundays ago, I ventured into the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book and spotted the Mickie Walker Cocktail. Overall, the concept reminded me of a Rob Roy that took the hint of lemon juice and syrup approach that Maloney did in his Manhattan but with fruity notes of grenadine instead of basic simple syrup. While I was unable to find a Mickie Walker in the history books, there was a famous boxer around the time the book was published named Mickey Walker; the"Toy Bulldog" was the world welterweight and middleweight championships and was a top contender for the light-heavyweight and heavyweight titles. In the glass, the Mickie Walker served up a lemon, berry, and Scotch aroma. Next, plum and grape notes on the sip slipped into Scotch, herbal, and raisin flavors on the swallow.

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