Saturday, March 23, 2024

plausible deniability

1 1/2 oz Famous Grouse Scotch (Famous Grouse Black)
3/4 oz Drambuie
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with a lime wedge (omit garnish).
Two Saturdays ago, I discovered a drink called Plausible Deniability via a set of online recipe flashcards. I was able to trace it back to 2013 article in Punch which described how it was created by Alex Waldman, a California ex-pat living in Turkey and running Alex's Place in Instanbul. The name derived from how the owner thought that the first proto-type with Bourbon had a youthful feel to it, and Alex later dubbed it with a more abstract name than the owner's suggestion. Once mixed, the Plausible Deniability opened up with lime, orange, honey, and Scotch aromas. Next, honey and lime notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow rounded things up with whisky, bitter orange, and honey flavors.

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