Friday, March 29, 2024


1 oz Scotch (Famous Grouse Black)
1 oz Calvados (Morin Selection)
1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1 tsp Drambuie

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Fridays ago, I spotted the Hastings on the KindredCocktails database that caught my attention. The recipe was created by Adam Manning of the Tartines to Tikis blog for the Mixology Monday apple-themed event that I led in 2014, so I had already read his blog post albeit nine years prior. Here, Adam made a Scotch variation of Erik Lorincz's Norman Conquest and perhaps of Sam Ross' Grandfather, and the result shared a similarity to Erick Castro's Full Windsor. Once prepared, the Hastings launched off with an orange, apple, and Scotch aroma. Next, grape and honey notes on the sip marched into Scotch, apple, honey, and herbal flavors on the swallow with a hint of smoke on the finish.

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