Saturday, September 2, 2023

northern lights

1 1/2 oz Islay Scotch (Laphroaig 10 Year)
3/4 oz Fino Sherry (Tio Pepe)
3/4 oz Aperol

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
After my bar shift two Saturdays ago, I returned once again to the Bartender's Choice app as a quick source of a recipe. There, I spotted the Northern Lights that was not the Northern Lights at Craigie on Main (albeit both have Scotch) or the one as a Malört version of Trader Vic's Port Light. This one was Sam Ross' creation circa 2017 at Manhattan's Attaboy that reminded me of a Contessa but with Scotch and Fino instead of gin and dry vermouth. Here, the Northern Lights opened up with a glow of lemon, peat smoke, and orange aromas. Next, a semi-crisp orange and malt sip progressed into smoky Scotch, almond, and orange flavors on the swallow.

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