There’s a myth out there that I’ve heard a lot: Scotch isn’t meant for cocktails, it’s meant to be drunk on its own. Well, I don’t know who started that rumour, and I completely disagree! Scotch and whiskey have become quite an interest of mine. Beyond tasting, I started getting curious about pairing food and whiskey and then of course – cocktails! Peaty Scotches are certainly not my personal affinity, but I think I’ve found a way I can really enjoy them! I urge you to mix up a Penicillin, it’s the perfect cure for these chilly evenings!
What You Need:
2 oz Blended Scotch (I used Bank Note)
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz honey syrup (just like simple syrup, only sub honey for white sugar!)
3 slices fresh ginger (I grated mine)
¼ oz Peated Scotch (I used Wemyss Peat Chimney)
What You Need To Do:
Muddle the ginger in a cocktail shaker, or grate it (if you take this route, use a fine filter to get the chunks out after shaking, a tea strainer works great!). Add ice and top with the blended Scotch, lemon juice and honey syrup. Shake until chilled. Pour into a rocks glass over ice. Pour the peated scotch over the back of a spoon so it floats on the top. Enjoy!
What It Tastes Like:
If you’re feeling the cold-evening blues, you need to shake one of these up. It’s got a little something for everyone. The aromas of campfire dominate, but fear not, it’s much more approachable on the palate. It’s rich and round on your tongue, each element combining with the others to create a complex symphony. It’s intense, but subtle – like the hint your significant other gives you when it’s time to leave a party and head home…if you know what we mean!
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