Happy Hump Day!
Here’s a nice cocktail hour sipper for you. I don’t introduce too many scotch cocktails on here. Primarily because many that imbibe on this type of spirit like to drink it on the rocks and not add other ingredients to it to hinder its flavor. However, there are some great blend scotch whiskys out there that are meant to be used as a mixer and not be served on its own. I do recommend you use one of these and not a single malt. This is only a recommendation, mind you. You are the one enjoying the beverage. The type of scotch you use is completely up to you.
The ingredients used with the scotch in this cocktail hide the bite, while keeping the back flavors of this spirit intact, giving you a nice aperitif to enjoy while getting caught up with friends. Enjoy the rest of your week.
2 oz. Scotch Whisky
3/4 oz. Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz. Tawny Port
2 – 3 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Method: In a mixing glass filled halfway with ice, pour in the ingredients. Stir to blend the ingredients together. Strain into a cocktail glass. Take a lemon peel and twist it over the cocktail to allow the oils to disperse on top of the drink. Rub the twist gently on the rim of the glass before dropping it into the drink.
This Day in History:
1846 – Elias Howe received a patent for the sewing machine.
1939 – Canada declared war on Germany, entering WW II.
1988 – Steffi Graf won all major tennis tournaments when she won in the US Open finals. She was the first to win the Grand Slam since Margaret Court accomplished the feat in 1970.
2002 – Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.
Baseball great Roger Maris was born on this date in 1934.
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Category: Drink of the Day