Wednesday, May 18, 2022


50 mL Johnnoe Walker Black (1 1/2 oz Famous Grouse + 1/4 oz Laphroaig)
20 mL Apricot Liqueur (3/4 oz Rothman & Winter)
20 mL Lemon Juice (3/4 oz)
5 mL Orgeat (1/4 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Wednesdays ago, I returned to my new purchase of the Claridge's Cocktail Book where I landed on Adam McGurk's Brigadoon that he crafted at the Player in London. Its combination of apricot liqueur and orgeat is one that I have traced back to 1937 with the Yellow Mist and has been utilized to grand effect in Tiki drinks like the Conquistador's Downfall and Beachbum. Here, the Brigadoon donated a smoke, almond, and apricot aroma to the nose. Next, a creamy lemon sip marched towards a smoky Scotch, apricot, and nutty swallow.

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