The Famous Grouse
The Famous Haggis
So I took a bottle over to my Cocktail Daddy's house and started playing around. It worked fine with the usual; lemon, ginger, rhubarb bitters, soda. But I was looking for something simple and easy....something Fort Defiance worthy and less than 4 ingredients. So I decided to try a twist on a Rob Roy or a Brooklyn. The sweet smoke of the whiskey was enhanced by the Maraschino liqueur and then balanced by the bitter Cynar; an Italian aperitif flavored with artichokes. The two bitters brought out a warm spicy quality making this drink a clear winner to the Cocktail Daddy. And it was a big hit at Whiskeyfest too!
2oz Black Grouse Scotch
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Maraschino Liquor
Dash of Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Dash of Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Own Decanter Bitters
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.